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It was back in 2016 when I was first introduced to LastPass by my company. Back then, we had to literally memorise all the passwords for the different accounts we had at work. That is on top of the personal accounts and passwords I have. Aha! Yes I know, you can feel me right?

Basically, LastPass is a password manager that manages all(yes literally) of your passwords from different sites and account.

After using LastPass for almost a year now, the BIGGEST disadvantage is that you would need to still remember one(1) password; LastPass’s master password (that is for you to login to LastPass).

I was kinda overwhelmed by what I had to digest. But given any normal person, the User Interface(UI) is such a no brainer, you can get it set up within minutes.

What LastPass does is that once you are logged in to your Lastpass, it would automatically fill up your email/username and passwords based on the login pages you created in LastPass.

Don’t worry, its all FREE

Setting It Up

  1. First, you would download the extension. Visit www.lastpass.com for the download.Once downloaded, you would have an icon that looks like this.
    LastPass2This icon could be found on the top right hand corner of your browser.
  2. Next, create an account.LastPass3.pngClick on “Create an Account” so that you can get started.
  3. Start adding the sites to LastPass by clicking on the “+” sign at the bottom right corner.

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Creation of Passwords:

Its quite the norm that we all have passwords that are somewhat related to us, be it birthdates, special occassions or someone we love. These passwords are generally very easy for hackers to retrieve and hack into, hence, it is always recommended to create passwords that we human can never remember, something like “dqa9jr!H87(398uhqw9*a”.

So LastPass is kind enough to us. The system is able to create such passwords so that we can store it in a secure system like LastPass without ever forgetting (that’s if you remembered) them.

Two-Factor Authentication(2FA):

With all things on cloud, security can be a major issue and concern to everyone. Hence, the 2FA would do the trick.

Download the “LastPass Authenticator” so that you can put your security concerns to rest.

 

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