If you are a member of a dozens of websites, it may be a tough task to keep your usernames/passwords and other authentication details in a safe place without compromising their security. It’s true that modern browsers such as Chrome have an inbuilt password manager which stores not just the passwords but also usernames, but for some individual its protection might not be enough, beside if your Computer is stolen or Gmail account is hacked in any way, all the passwords stored in it can be revealed too. Hench it will lead to make a huge loss.
If you are looking for an alternative way to manage your username/passwords, then LastPass is the most ideal way to do it. LastPass comes in few varieties, LastPass for Windows which installs “LastPass” in almost all popular browsers installed in your system such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera. LastPass for Applications which allows to manage your passwords directly from Windows without ever opening any browser .Quite handy if you want to auto fill the passwords of desktop applications which require you to sign in before using it, such as Skype, Trillian, Yahoo Messenger, etc.. .LastPass Pocket for managing passwords when you don’t have access to Internet, quite handy for offline usage.
In addition to Windows based applications, LastPass also provides solutions for other platforms too such as Mac OS, Linux, Mobile making all your passwords available seamlessly across all the platforms under one secured account. So If your computer is stolen, Gmail is hacked ,Microsoft account is hacked, your passwords are still safe as it doesn’t store your passwords in the browsers or applications ,it keeps all the passwords in LastPass and its Cloud instead.
As explained previously, you can use your passwords in your Mobile too ,especially when you want to access to the same sites that you use when you are in the desktop or another platform. If you are worrying to keep all your passwords in one location ,then you don’t have to be as LastPass provides multiple solutions to tighten the security of your LastPass account to prevent the access in a situation where your LastPass password was stolen. At this moment, LastPass provides these services as another layer to tighten your LastPass account’s security. Once your LastPass account is secured with one of the following services, you may need both your LastPass password, and the method provided by the service you picked from the following list to access to your LastPass account.
- Duo Security Authentication
- Google Authenticator
- Transakt Authentication
- Toopher Authentication
- Grid Multifactor Authentication
- Symantec VIP
- Fingerprint Authentication
- Yubikey Multifactor Authentication
- Sesame Multifactor Authentication
- RSA SecurID
So if you are interested to try it and see how it works, simply use the following link, and download the LastPass for your preferred platform.