With websites getting hacked all the time, you really need to create a different password for each site. That way, if a site gets hacked, you won’t have to worry about the hacker using the same stolen password on other websites to get into your accounts.
Remembering a different password for every site is impossible, especially if you want to make the password secure by using special characters.
Lastpass to the rescue!
Lastpass will generate a secure password for you. The password will be gobbledygook, which makes it very hard to hack or guess.
The password is different for every website.
When you return to the website, Lastpass will recall the password for you, allowing you to login in seconds. For many websites, it can even login automatically which saves you from doing anything.
Once you use lastpass, you will wonder how you lived without it!
1) Form fill
You can set up profiles with all your details allowing Lastpass to automatically fill in online forms for you.
You can even set up profiles for obscure details.
You can switch between profiles, which is handy if you have multiple email accounts or phone numbers.
2) Automatic password changing
For certain sites, Lastpass will automatically change your password.
This makes it a breeze to change your passwords on a regular basis, which is a good way to keep secure.
3) Alerts when a website has been hacked
If a website is known to be hacked, Lastpass will alert you to change your password (and in some cases it will do the change automatically)
4) Hardware authentication
Lastpass can be linked to a hardware device such as your mobile phone.
That way, in order to login to your account, you will need your mobile, which keeps your account very secure.
5) Password sharing
You can share passwords. This is very useful in an office where multiple people might have access to the same website.
6) Excellent interface
The interface is very streamlined. It automatically pops up when you need it and then disappears when you don’t.
Lastpass works on all platforms including Windows, Mac, Android. On mobile, it can even work with apps, which is a big time saver.
8) Password audit
Lastpass can audit your passwords to search for insecurities (such as duplicate passwords, old passwords or hacked passwords)
9) It’s free
Remarkably all these features are free (apart from Password sharing which is only in the premium plan).