LastPass

LastPass 3.0.8

An alternative way to manage and secure your passwords

Managing passwords is a difficult and sometimes stressful ordeal if you've got hundreds of different ones for various sites but LastPass makes life that bit easier. View full description

PROS

  • Allows you to configure a password to work across multiple platforms and PC's
  • Uses SSL and RSA encryption

CONS

  • Requires registration online
  • Could severely compromise security if password lost

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Managing passwords is a difficult and sometimes stressful ordeal if you've got hundreds of different ones for various sites but LastPass makes life that bit easier.

LastPass is a free password manager for Firefox and Chrome that makes your web browsing easier and more secure by bringing everything under one password. LastPass can create strong passwords that protect all sites, meaning that logging into your favorite browser, network or secure network becomes a one-step affair.

LastPass is particularly useful for those that want to work together securely in different locations because it allows you share credentials to log in via LastPass. This includes those that are working on Mac and Windows platforms as it works across both.

Of course, the big concern is security - if your LastPass password is lost or obtained by someone else, it makes everything protected under it vulnerable. However, it does use SSL and RSA encryption so it is unlikely your password would be hacked easily.

LastPass is a great way to manage passwords under one umbrella without worrying about remembering the access credentials to them all.

Changes

  • Interested in syncing your bookmarks and open tabs? LastPass bought the number one bookmark sync company: Xmarks
  • New: LastPass now has an Opera extension.
  • New [Premium]: Windows Phone 7 application, available in your phone's Marketplace
  • New [Premium]: Fingerprint reader multi-factor authentication support, visit this page for more details.
  • New [Premium]: Smart card reader multi-factor authentication support, visit this page for more details.
  • New Language supported: Galician
  • Improved: Russian, Chinese, Polish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian & Korean form-fill support (beta)
  • Improved: A number of banking sites which split username and password dialogs on multiple pages required a user action to save the username, now we offer to save the username by default too
  • Improved: If you deal with multiple-google logins and prompts for just the password, LastPass now fills the matching account
  • Improved: Performance on questionably coded websites
  • Improved: Firefox Mobile (Fennec) support (beta)
  • Resolved: Improved IE 9 startup time and stability fixes
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LastPass 3.0.8