You know you’re supposed to be doing it, but it’s just such a bother, isn’t it? All that typing and the memorizing and the keeping it all straight…it’s such a hassle. Unfortunately, that’s the all-too-common sentiment behind most internet users and their reluctance to create strong, unique passwords. Heck, if “password” was good enough for the folks at Sony Pictures, it’s good enough for me, right
Oh wait…they got hacked. Never mind.
In all seriousness, username and password combinations are no laughing matter. With even just your email address and password, an identity thief can ruin your life. Once he’s got that combination, it’s nothing to go to all of your online accounts (a quick search through your old emails will tell him where you bank, where you shop, and more), click “forgot my password,” and then change all of them to whatever he wants, after changing your email password and locking you out, that is.
Fortunately, LastPass makes it possible to have lengthy, multicharacter strings of passwords for every individual account you create. These virtually unbreakable passwords are auto-generated for each site, leaving your accounts protected and preventing you from having to remember any of it. By logging into LastPass with one unique, strong password, all of your accounts are secure and accessible from any computer or device. The award-winning application just launched an update this week–its second update this month–and includes some new enhancements to make your account security even stronger.
While most of them were minor improvements or fixes, users will love the two-factor authentication option (something that sites like Instagram and mobile wallets are now requiring), the ability to add and store encrypted credit card information, and the ability to have LastPass create new stronger passwords for sites you’ve used for years with a weak or copied password.
To download LastPass and try out a more secure approach to your online accounts, click HERE.