LastPass: Managing and Securing Credentials

How bad is your memory? Do you sometimes find yourself in a room not remembering why you went there in the first place? Have you ever tried organising your things and finding a safe spot for your valuables only to end up forgetting where you put it right when you needed it? These can be pretty hilarious in retrospect, but they can cause quite the headache when you can’t remember things at the moment – especially passwords. LastPass understands that life happens and that we already have too much to juggle between work, play, family, and friends, making it challenging to remember little things. This is why LastPass has made managing passwords not only simple but also safe.

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Move old passwords to LastPass

In an attempt to stay organised and manage our online credentials, many of us would write down usernames and passwords on pieces of paper, insert them somewhere, and completely forget where we left them. The more tech-savvy ones would keep sticky notes, notepads or excel files on their computers, which is a good idea until the files get deleted because of some technical issue, human error or malware.

LastPass makes it a lot more accessible for its users to keep their credentials in one place and keeping them secure. Once you’ve created an account and moved all your usernames and password into your vault, you can then delete all the other files you’ve saved. You can also say goodbye to written copies of your credentials because leaving passwords in unsecured places gives opportunists many chances to steal your information and use them for fraudulent transactions.

Run the security challenge

LastPass isn’t just a place to keep your usernames and passwords. It also has a security feature called LastPass Security Challenge that allows you to identify which ones are in urgent need of updating.

Once you’ve run that, you will be able to check which of your credentials are weak and insecure so you can generate new and stronger ones via LastPass. Just remember to keep an eye on your password scores and keep them high to make sure that you’re protected no matter what.

Turn on two-factor authentication

Have you ever had to enter a code that’s texted to you when you log in to an online account such as your online banking? If yes, that means you’re already familiar with two-factor authentication.

By providing a second piece of information, LastPass adds a double layer of protection to your usernames and passwords. So even if your master password gets stolen, the thief still needs the two-factor authentication to access your account. And in case you get a code without logging in to your account, you will know that someone has tried to access your vault, and you can change your master password right away.

Set up an emergency contact

LastPass takes it up a notch by allowing you to create a backup plan for your family members to gain access to your vault in case the unexpected happens. This feature is called Emergency Access, and it lets you set up one or more people as your recipients.

You can specify a time after which your recipients will be given access to your vault, so they can access necessary accounts that are needed for important things such as keeping up with bills, paying mortgages, executing final wishes and more.

Enable a security email address

LastPass is all about keeping your credentials safe and ensuring protection in case of a security breach. This is why they’ve added another security feature that allows you to add a security email address.

You can enable this secondary email feature just for security alerts, but depending on your settings, essential account updates and security notifications to it too. This assures you that even when your primary email gets compromised, your secondary email will be there to keep your credentials safe from any criminal.

Link a personal account

It’s always a good idea to separate personal and business aspects of our lives, and it’s the same thing with LastPass. Setting up a business account protects you both at home and work. For LastPass business accounts, the assigned admin can manage and delete profiles, which will also delete its credentials. This is the reason LastPass recommends creating a separate personal vault.

The personal vault can be linked to the business vault, which allows you to have both while working, but they remain private and separate. This means that both lockers will be accessible to you but not to others who also have access to your business vault.

 

Technology has brought about new problems. And these contemporary problems also need modern solutions. As the work environment transitions to digital and virtual, LastPass can help you efficiently manage your credentials and provide you security and peace of mind. Send us a message to know more about how you can grow and protect your business simultaneously.

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