LastPass is a password management solution for consumers and businesses that allows users to store their passwords in a digital vault. It uses single sign-on with password vaulting to protect users’ passwords. Users can save the websites into which they login frequently. They can also import websites from their email accounts or other password manager tools.
LastPass uses AES-256 bit encryption with PBKDF2 SHA-256 and salted hashes for securing data in the cloud. The user data is encrypted and decrypted at the device level. The multi-factor authentication makes users enter both username and password to access their LastPass account.
Other features include a password generator, encrypted file storage, family manager dashboard, group management and cloud app provisioning. Pricing is per user per month.
Brian H. Specializzazione: Istruzione superiore Numero di dipendenti: 10.001+ dipendenti
What is LastPass?
The simple answer is LastPass saves your passwords to the cloud, secured by your individual login user ID and a Master Password. Setting it up is painless, merely follow the prompts at LastPass.com and you will quickly be on your way. Make sure you follow the instructions for adding LastPass to your favorite browser, and add it to the browser you use on every computer you use. When you get the extension added, click on it and log yourself in, and voila you have access to your saved passwords vault in the cloud. Now, every time you go to a site you use, the first time you visit and login, it will recognize the user ID and password you used, and ask you if you want to save it to your vault. Change your password? No problem! Upon successfull login, LastPass will catch that you have entered a new password and ask you if you want to update your saved password. As the user ID and password is saved to your own private vault in the cloud, you now have that password to access the site again, from anywhere, meaning you don't have to remember it anymore or worse, write it down. Very useful for sites that require frequent password changes and sites that have odd password requirement. Removes the burden of micromanaging staff password choices by your IT department - they will thank you! Multiple logins for a site is supported, it includes a robust, easy to use form fill feature, and it offers to generate on its own super-secure passwords for use as well.
Available everywhere, LastPass is offered as standalone desktop software, and much more importantly, as a browser extension. Even iOS and Android have LastPass available as an app, with Android offering integration throughout most apps on your mobile device.
For personal use, I shy away from subscription-based software. I'd rather pay once and get to use it. Luckily LastPass for personal use can be used for free. For a business, the subscription however pays for itself in terms of productivity gains and reducing headaches and trouble tickets for your IT staff.
Dysiree R. Specializzazione: Proprietà immobiliari Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
Security Wise, LastPass is the way to go. I am very convinced that it is very safe to use, just keeping in mind not to forget the Master Password of your passwords. And So Far, I have never encountered anything that seem to be threatening and hopefully would never come across to something like that.
Totally worth it. The Software is affordable considering what it does.
Also, the App is User Friendly and it delivers what is supposed to do, for a person like me who always forgets passwords and uses different passwords on different websites to make it more secure LastPass is doing a great job.
I also love how it suggest to strengthen the password when detected as weak password. This I think is very helpful in making the accounts more secure.
I am not happy with their customer service, as it takes time to resolve issues as they can only be contacted through Email.
One of the problems I encountered before is forgetting the Master Password, which made me really upset as the app never store the Master Password, so I needed to contact the Customer Service though Email and it took time before I could get to all my accounts that day.
Dana R. Specializzazione: Media online Numero di dipendenti: 2-10 dipendenti
The greatest benefit is accessibility, I'd say. I can access LastPass wherever I am, regardless of device I'm using. I keep my master password updated, strong and long so that gives me the confidence I need to use LastPass in ways that free my mind, so to speak.
It's the biggest lifesaver on this planet. And, no, I'm not kidding. I would be so lost without LastPass. They have saved my butt on countless occasions - online and mobile. All it needs is my fingerprint and well, that's something that I'm totally willing to give them at this point. The ease of use, the complexity - yet simplicity, the security, the ability to use complex passwords (and stop using the same 2 that I've always used)... all of it, it's just a no-brainer and a yearly expense I'm delighted to part with.
Their Chrome extension is invaluable and makes logging in to websites so smooth. It's refreshing to have a helper like LastPass, knowing that if my always-churning brain decides to blank out, I've got a backup source of support with them. I regularly clean out my vault and that helps lower the potential confusion during login, especially if the site has changed their url, or if you've changed/updated your login/pass.
Can't say that I have a dislike. It's served me well for over 5 years. However, there are times the app is a bit buggy where it won't give me the option to auto-fill but a quick "force stop" easily fixes the issue and off I go.
Utente Verificato Specializzazione: Servizi legali Numero di dipendenti: 2-10 dipendenti
For the most part, LastPass is easy to use. I primarily use the web browser version, and it mostly remembers to ask you if you want to save a password at the right moment. It's also generally good about either autofilling usernames and passwords, or showing the symbol that allows you to autofill the username and password fields.
There are some bugs that need to be worked out:
- Sometimes the form fill symbol does not always work and allow you to choose/populate your username and password.
- Sometimes the option for saving a password doesn't appear.
- When a password is updated, it would be great if LastPass would delete the old information, rather than keep it in the system.
- For the mobile app, instead of asking for a alphanumeric password, it would be great to have a Swipe option.
In terms of security, although a lot of two-factor authentication methods are available (and I use one), I am still concerned about whether LastPass is taking care to safeguard passwords, especially given they've had at least one huge security breach that I can recall.
Jeff W. Specializzazione: Istruzione superiore Numero di dipendenti: 1.001-5.000 dipendenti
It has been a great enterprise tool that has kept us from storing password in insecure places or sharing passwords using insecure means (i.e., email)
Solid security, good organizational structure, functional browser plugins, easy integration with MFA
It can be difficult to share passwords from folders where you can view the current password, but are not allowed to share. This means you end up creating a duplicate of that item in a space where you can share just so that you can exchange the password with someone else. This duplication can lead to future confusion when you are updating sites and passwords.