aNewDomain.net — Major password breaches are becoming more and more common, and if a password you use on multiple sites is compromised, it can be a major hassle to correct. On the other hand, using a different password on every site can stretch the capacity of one’s memory. LastPass works to fix this by providing you “the last password you will ever need.”
LastPass is free to use. The premium version, at just $12 a year, gives you access to the mobile app. The mobile app lets you view, edit and delete your passwords from your phone.
LastPass is essentially a browser add-on and when you download and install LastPass, it will install the add-ons to your browsers. During the installation it will also walk you through setting up your account and importing your saved passwords from your browser. Once installed, using LastPass is pretty straight forward.
When signing up for a new account at The Verge, LastPass automatically asks if you want it to generate a new password. Simply click the Generate button and LastPass generates a random secure password, fills in the form, and saves your password to your LastPass “Vault.”
Changing a password is also simple with LastPass. When changing a password on a site such as “The New York Times”, LastPass will automatically fill in your old password and generate a new one.
LastPass isn’t necessarily the best option for every site, however. Many sites make it easy to set up new accounts by letting you use existing services to set up an account. At Fox Sports, signing in with your Google account automatically fills in the account information and profile picture. Signing up this way is a bit quicker and easier than using LastPass.
To use LastPass on different computers, just install the browser plugin and sign in. If you use Google Chrome and sync your browser, the plugin will automatically install across all your machines.
LastPass is simple, secure and takes the hassle out of password management.