Passwords are a modern problem for us all. Almost every service we have includes an online portal that requires yet another password.
This problem often highlights itself when someone asks me to help them set up their new smartphone or tablet, suddenly one is searching a notebook or scraps of paper in the vain attempt to discover the correct details.
Would it not be good if you could access your passwords in a secure way? Well, there is a way and it’s called LastPass.
It can be installed on your computer and it can exist as a browser add on and it’s available as an app on your smartphone. It fits all sizes.
The red square with three white dots is the LastPass add on in Google Chrome
For both Google Chrome and Firefox users the add on for the browser may we’ll be all you need. As the most used features can be accessed from just that. Sometimes you want to add a note about something, a feature called Secure Notes comes with this and it is easy to search your notes and websites.
The LastPass menu – just click on the browser button to get it.
A secure mobile browser
As an app on your smartphone or tablet you can use the search to look up the website you have previously saved the credentials for, once the results come up just tap the one you want and there is an option to launch that website, meaning that the app will log you into it, or you can just look up the password or login details yourself should you want a reminder or want to write them down.
There are both free and premium versions of the app and for most people the free version is really good and may be all you need. Here are the features:
- Secure password vault
- Access on all devices
- One-to-one sharing
- Save and fill passwords
- Password generator
- Secure notes
- Security challenge
- Multi-factor Authentication
- LastPass authenticator
Grab a free month of Premium – click here if you don’t keep premium it becomes the free version.
- One-to-many sharing
- Emergency access
- Advance multi-factor options
- Priority tech support
- LastPass for applications
- 1gb encrypted file storage