LastPass takes the pain out of passwords Video
LastPass takes the pain out of passwords Video Transcript
-I don't know about you, but I hate remembering passwords. There's personal e-mail, work e-mail, bank accounts, twitter and facebook, and woow to anybody who uses the same one for both of those malware magnets. So far, the best option I found is the free browser add-on, LastPass. I am Seth Rosenblatt for CNET and, today, I'll show you the basics of how to use the secure encrypted password manager, LastPass, which is encrypted with AES-256. The installation process is simple but important. More than just installing like any other add-on, it helps you create a LastPass account and it will import your existing passwords unless you choose not to. Once you install, the LastPass icon will appear in the upper right hand corner of the browser. Importing the passwords is key because once there in your LastPass account, it can remove them from your browsers making it difficult to get to them without your LastPass log-in info. Once installed, LastPass will auto detect username and password form fields. If it has the credentials for the page you're visiting, it will ask to fill in the info for you. You can also set LastPass to automatically filling credentials or even automatically log in. When you visit a site that you're creating credentials for, it will ask if you like it to create a password for you. In the LastPass vault where your passwords are stored, you can change the default level of security for generated passwords. It will also auto detect when you've changed the password for site that's already been saved and ask you if you like to change the saved version. LastPass comes with some excellent power features. You can use the encrypted online vault to access your secure sites on the fly and LastPass Premium supplies you with a mobile version of the password manager. It also works in conjunction with UBKey for extra tinfoil hat paranoid protection or you can create for free your own encrypted USB key for multifactor protection called LastPass Sesame. If you're concerned about keyloggers, lastPass.com supplies a virtual keyboard. It's not fail-proof, but LastPass is an excellent and secure way to cut down the risk of having your passwords compromised. The first look at LastPass for CNET download.com, I'm Seth Rosenblatt.
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