Review by Sean Kiecksee

LastPass, is it worth it? During my “exploration” of LastPass I found out that it has a ton of neatly packed features and tools that you could use to protect your passwords. LastPass is a totally free password manager of sorts that allows you to add your password from any account you have and store it on their website. Sounds a bit untrustworthy right? Wrong. You can set a master password to cover all your other passwords you may forget over time and set your password to a random password that cannot be easily hacked or remembered. Only you know your master password. So only you can access your information in your encrypted vault – not even LastPass can. Your data is sealed with AES-256 bit encryption, salted hashing, and PBKDF2 SHA-256. This last bit seems a little hard to understand, right? To make a long story short, it has really, REALLY good protection. Overall, if you are prone to forgetting all your passwords to all your accounts, like I am, or just tired of using the same password over and over again (again like me) this is the tool for you. Just be sure not to forget your master password otherwise you may be in a little trouble. It also has a premium version too! For only $12 a year! YEAR! Thats a dollar a month! And what premium gives you is the same as the free version but with added benefits such as 2 factor authentication and unlimited syncing across all devices. (Side note, the free version is limited to what you have it set on i.e. phone, tablet, computer, etc..)

 

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