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    Article: Getting started with LastPass password management


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    I use this all the time myself, it is very good!! :-) I recommend it to a lot of people... (ZH introduced this to me a few months back)

    James.

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    Was recommending this in a thread just the other day. Works brilliantly.

    Top tips:
    1) If forms aren't filling out correctly (e.g. your username is being put in the search box), right click in the username field, go down to the LastPass menu and choose autofill from there.
    2) LastPass now works with Google Authenticator for free multi-factor authentication on any smartphone - more info at Google Authenticator « LastPass User Manual

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    Thanks DB, does this not work with Chrome tho?

    Edit - you have to manually install the plugin (man im lazy today)
    Last edited by CHR1S; 14th November 2011 at 03:40 PM.

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    Sorry of this is a really obvious question/already answered, but if i install this on my machine and use it to generate a password for edugeek for example and then I want to log on to another machine without LastPass, can I still do that or do I need the software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral208 View Post
    Sorry of this is a really obvious question/already answered, but if i install this on my machine and use it to generate a password for edugeek for example and then I want to log on to another machine without LastPass, can I still do that or do I need the software?
    You can always just go to the lastpass.com website and login to access your password vault, so you only need to install the plugin on machines you use regularly.

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    As long as you have the password (it is just a site password after all) you can use that to login. Go to Start-All Programs-LastPass-My LastPass Vault to show the save passwords list. Highlight Edugeek and click 'Edit' (on the right hand side). Once the pop-up box appears click 'Show (beneath password) to reveal your stored password.

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    It even supports biometrics, I can swipe my finger to log in.... sweet :-)

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    So ... a site then stores ALL of my passwords. And this site is as secure as maybe ... Sony, Steam ... err edugeek?

    I'd love something that makes using stronger passwords easier but I'm a little nervous of putting all the eggs from my golden geese in one basket which I'll then let some anon organisation look after.

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    It is trustworthy. Even they do not have access to your passwords because they are encrypted on their servers. Only you can see them. You also keep a copy on your local machine should their service become unavailable.

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    If I have this installed on more than 1 machine will my account transfer the data required to those machines? EG Home PC and Work Laptop (or to that effect)?

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    Yes it will. I installed it to a laptop this afternoon to check and it worked fine.

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    Sweet, will get it later then

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    And this site is as secure as maybe ... Sony, Steam ... err edugeek?
    LastPass is much more secure than all of those websites.

    As Dos_Box mentioned, your passwords are encrypted and salted locally before they are transferred to their servers. In addition to that, LastPass supports multi-factor authentication systems such as Google Authenticator and YubiKey, you can set auto-logoff timeouts for both the browser extensions and the website (ranging from 5 minutes to 2 weeks, or as soon as your browser is closed), and anyone attempting to login as you from an unrecognized computer would be denied access even if they knew your master password (similar to Steam Guard).

    I have been using LastPass for several years now and currently have over 500 passwords stored in my account. I feel confident they will remain safe and secure, despite a possible hacking attempt earlier this year. The key is to choose a good master passphrase or password and use the additional security protections LastPass provide.

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    I've used KeePass and find it more re-assuring that my data is stored where I choose it to be by me and move it around manually. It too is available on most platforms like Lastpass.Everyone has there favorites though. That's IT for you!

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