Our lives are filled with passwords. It’s hard enough keeping track of our own credentials, but to an increasing extent we are also needing to share these with family (and sometimes friends). Whether it is wise or ideal, it’s reality… the moment you leave the house, your spouse is going to need the Netflix password. LastPass Password Manager is concerned with security and wants to make it even easier for you to take good care of your passwords. Beginning as a desktop application, new updates have made the mobile app more independent (and therefore more functional for those of us who would prefer to do as much as we can from our smartphones and tablets).
How many times have you sent a password to somebody over IM, SMS, or email? Sure, we try to be a little more secure and clever by separating the username from the password into separate messages –but in the end, that does little to prevent the person on the receiving end from just popping both details into a note on their computer desktop or even worse, writing it down pen-to-paper in the notebook beside them.
Features of the app are incredibly diverse, including: the ability to share credentials between multiple LastPass users, auto-fill logins into apps and websites, use biometric authentication (for devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 which is equipped with a fingerprint reader), add images and audio recordings to secure notes as attachments, and for those of us who can use a helping hand –figure out your next password with their secure generator. Even more important, LastPass Password Manager is incredibly easy to use and configure.
If you are concerned about the security of your passwords, consider giving LastPass Password Mgr Premium* a try. The download is free and comes with a 14-day free trial, after which time, peace of mind comes at a bargain $12 per year.
Jillian Koskie is an experienced software developer, content writer, project manager and usability design expert. With over 17 years in these roles, Jillian has enjoyed applying her skill-set to assist clients and users across a wide variety of sectors including: legal, health, and financial services. Combining these professional opportunities with a love of technology, Jillian is pleased to contribute articles, opinions, and advice to numerous news outlets, websites, and publications.