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You can also add an app manually. LastPass defaults to using at least one digit and a mix of capital and small letters, omitting symbols. But if you're looking for additional security, LogMeOnce has a ton of options. It took about 90 seconds to attempt changing my PayPal password, after which it reported that it couldn't manage the change. The company was combined under the LastPass brand with a similar product, Meldium, which had already been acquired by LogMeIn. As with Android, the USB-based authentication tool is a no-go. When you start using a password manager, the first thing you do is get all your existing passwords into the collection.

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Auto-pilot for all your passwords LastPass removes obstacles, letting you get back to the things you love most. Log in and go Once you save a password in LastPass, you'll always have it when you need it; logging in is fast and easy.

Simplify online shopping When you're ready to make a purchase, your profile will fill all your payment and shipping details for you. Generate strong passwords The built-in password generator creates long, randomized passwords that protect against hacking. Store digital records Insurance cards, memberships, Wi-Fi passwords Share effortlessly Some things shouldn't be sent in a text.

Prepare for the unknown Let trusted friends and family access your LastPass account in the event of an emergency or crisis. Trusted by millions The 1 most preferred password manager You deserve the best in security. LastPass keeps your information private, secure, and hidden even from us. Premium includes everything in Free , plus: One-to-many sharing Emergency access Advanced multi-factor options Priority tech support LastPass for applications 1GB encrypted file storage.

Families includes everything in Premium , plus: It also offered to import passwords stored insecurely in the browsers. When you log in to a secure site LastPass offers to save your credentials. You can just click Add and continue, or click Edit for more options. Clicking Edit lets you assign the captured login to a new or existing folder, or tell LastPass you never want to save a password for the site. As with 1U Password Manager , you can't enter a friendly name directly in the pop-up window, but you can take care of that in the main interface.

Like most password managers, LastPass immediately fills in your credentials when you revisit a site. Enpass and KeePass are among the few that require you to manually trigger filling credentials. If you've stored more than one set, LastPass adds a small number to the icon it puts inside the username and password fields. Clicking this gets you a menu of all available logins.

But why revisit the site? Click the toolbar button and search for the desired site, or find it in the list of all items. LastPass both navigates to the site and logs you in. Most websites use a standard login format that password managers easily recognize. If you hit a weird site, one that LastPass doesn't catch automatically, never fear. As with Sticky Password Premium , RoboForm, and a few others, you can just enter your credentials and then tell LastPass to save everything.

The technique has changed a bit. You can do a lot from the updated browser toolbar menu, but access to some features requires that you open the online password vault. Initially, the vault displays a tile for each item you've saved. The tiles were so big that on my test system there was only room for a single column of them. That was in part because an advertisement for the new LastPass Family took up part of the page's width. To get even two columns of tiles, I had to collapse the left-rail menu.

Finally, I discovered the compact view, which shrank the tiles to manageable size. You can also choose to view your items as a list rather than in tile format.

Selecting a password entry reveals three icons, for editing, sharing, and deleting. I'll discuss sharing below. When you edit an item, you can change its displayed name, add a note, or move it to another folder. However, it's easier to organize your passwords into folders using drag and drop. Advanced options let you require reentering the master password for the item, autofill it without waiting, and keep the entry but disable autofill entirely.

Secure notes just store and sync sensitive information, optionally with an attachment. Addresses are similar to what previous editions called Form Fills.

Payment cards and bank accounts are self-explanatory. LastPass is moving away from making a big distinction between the various kinds of personal data items. Whichever type you've selected for display, clicking the Add icon lets you choose any kind of item from its big list of options. Why is it a big list? Because LastPass now lets you store 13 other types of personal data.

These include logical items such as driver's licenses, passports, and social security numbers. There are also some odd ones, like database and server logins, and software licenses. When you create an instance of an item type, that type appears on the left-rail menu, which scrolls if necessary. You can access your passwords and secure notes, and you can edit items of the new types, but you can only create old-style secure notes.

My company contact tells me that support for Opera and IE will come in the next few months. New signups get the new interface, but the update is rolling out gradually for existing users. When you sign up for a new account or change your password for an existing account, LastPass offers to generate a secure password. By default, the password generator creates character passwords, the same default as Keeper and Dashlane. LastPass defaults to using at least one digit and a mix of capital and small letters, omitting symbols.

The Easy to read option avoids ambiguous characters like capital O and digit 0. Default settings for password generation vary wildly between programs. At the low end, if you generate a password using the default settings in Ascendo DataVault Password Manager , you get a weak password of just eight alphabetic characters, like DQEogIwx. At the other end, Myki's default settings give you huge character passwords.

Since the program remembers it for you, it might as well be long. For LastPass users, I recommend cranking the length up to at least 16 characters and including symbols.

When you do sign up for a new account, LastPass captures your credentials, and it offers to update its saved password when you make a change. This works whether or not you accept the aid of the password generator. It's not the most cheerful thought, but what happens to your passwords if you keel over unexpectedly? How will your heirs access your bank account, or let your social media circle know what happened? The Emergency Access feature lets you define one or more contacts who can access your passwords in the event of your untimely demise.

You enter your recipient's email address and define a waiting period. Recipients must install LastPass, if they haven't already, and accept your connection request. Now if something happens to you, the recipient simply requests access to your account.

Dashlane does let you pass along just a subset of your saved credentials—for example, you might define a coworker as recipient of your work-specific passwords.

That's not an option in LastPass. With the free LogMeOnce Password Management Suite Premium , you can define one heir for your entire collection and five for individual logons. Zoho Vault distinguishes work passwords from personal ones; the administrator can unilaterally take over work passwords for an ex-employee. Here's where the waiting period comes in. Suppose your trusted recipient decides to jump the gun and get your passwords before you've kicked the bucket.

The initial request for access triggers a notification, and you can deny the access request at any time during the waiting period. In a real emergency, your recipient automatically gets access after that time elapses. On the People I Trust page you can delete anyone from the list, or change the waiting period.

On the People Who Trust Me page, you can bow out of the emergency access role. We normally advise against sharing your passwords promiscuously, but there are situations that merit sharing. You and your partner may share a bank account, for example. If you must share, you should do it safely.

Sharing passwords with other users is a common feature among password managers, though it's found more in commercial products than free ones. Enpass Password Manager 5 sends the credentials as an encrypted data block.

Users of the free LogMeOnce can share just five passwords. That makes LastPass the most flexible free password manager as far as sharing goes. Just select an item in the vault, click the sharing icon, and enter the recipient's email address. Recipients who already use LastPass will see a notification that a new share has arrived; others will get an email message explaining how to create an account and accept the share.

The recipient can use the shared item to log in. As with LogMeOnce, you choose whether to make the password visible. Other products take sharing even further. With Keeper, you control whether the recipient can edit the login or share it with others; you can even make the recipient the owner.

Dashlane lets you make the recipient a co-owner. The Sharing Center within the online vault lets you easily manage your shared items. As with emergency access, you can relinquish access to credentials that others have shared with you, or cut off others with whom you've shared passwords.

There's also a tab for managing shared folders. However, if you try to make use of it you'll quickly learn that you must upgrade to LastPass Family to use shared folders. Note that shared folders used to be a feature of LastPass Premium, but not anymore. When you've got a product that can automatically fill in login credentials, it's just a short step to making it fill personal data into Web forms. However, not many free password managers include this feature.

You can store multiple Addresses in LastPass, each with a variety of personal and contact information. As noted, LastPass now also supports storing numerous other types of personal data. RoboForm Everywhere lets you create multiple instances of any form-fill field, and Dashlane stores the various components of personal data phone numbers, emails, and so on separately. To fill a form using LastPass, you need to find the little icon it adds to one of the fields. Click that icon, select a profile, and your form is filled.

You can also right-click any field, click LastPass in the context menu, and select an item to autofill. In testing, I found the right-click autofill option confusing.

It didn't offer every type of saved data—for example, driver's license and passport information didn't appear, though address, bank card, and social security number did. In addition, many of the item types store duplicate data. For example, a driver's license entry includes full snail-mail address info, also found in the Address type. And several of the item types, among them Wi-Fi Password and Database, are just bursting with arcane fields whose usefulness is doubtful.

It doesn't matter how complex your master password is if a thief gets ahold of it. From anywhere in the world, the thief can log in as you. LastPass does require email verification the first time you log in from a new device, which is good. But you can seriously enhance your security by taking advantage of the available multifactor authentication options.

To set up multifactor authentication, you open the Account Settings dialog. Setting up an authenticator just requires snapping a QR code using your mobile device. Once authentication is configured, each time you log in you'll need a one-time code generated by the app as well as your master password. Dashlane now has the equivalent of Google Authenticator built in.

Myki stores all your passwords on an Android phone or iPhone; there's no potentially hackable cloud storage. LastPass also offers authentication through the Toopher and Transakt apps. With these apps, as with LastPass Authenticator, you get a push notification that lets you accept or reject the attempt to log in to your password vault. No need to type a six-digit code. However, Toopher has been acquired by Salesforce, so the app isn't available.

Don't have a smartphone? You can print a wallet-sized authentication grid. For authentication, LastPass requests characters found at specific grid coordinates.

Two-factor authentication can get tedious after a while, so LastPass lets you define specific devices as trusted. When you log in from a trusted device, all you need is the master password. Trust expires every 30 days, and you can manually delete a lost device from the trusted list. For even more control, you can ban logins from any device that's not already on the trusted list. Getting all your passwords safely stored with LastPass is a good first step, but it's not enough. Now you need to go through those passwords and fix the weak ones, and the ones you've recycled for use on multiple websites.

That's where the Security Challenge comes in. Click the security challenge icon, reenter your master password, and get ready to see how good or bad your passwords are. Do note that to get the full advantage of the security challenge, including automated password changing, you must launch it from Chrome.

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Try LastPass, the best password manager, password generator, and vault for free today! LastPass makes and remembers your passwords, so you don't have to! LastPass is an online password manager and form filler that makes web browsing easier and more secure. Jan 25,  · LastPass offers advanced password management features that few free competitors offer, and it has an updated user interface. However, some of its features are a .