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LastPass Makes Lunge at Personal Password Management

Handling passwords used to be simple. In the early days we had one, and the guy in the glass room knew what it was if we forgot. Now how many do you have? And in how many forms do they come? Some for low-security Web sites are simple. Other times low-security Web sites want complex passwords. Even worse, all the easy user names are taken so it's the user name not the password that is inordinately difficult. It ends up that all these things are different.

Then you end up having to change these passwords, making tracking all the more tricky. Ways to keep it all together are a disaster: pieces of paper, unencrypted files on thumb drives -- that sort of thing.

LastPass is a tool that can encrypt this stuff, and let you put it in that thumb drive or keep it on the 'Net.

Our Redmond review found it worked pretty well, but a Web reader of the review pointed out that there was a security problem last year. The good thing is the company CEO came clean and it looks like the problem was long ago resolved. 

How do you handle your passwords? Give us all advice we can use at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/28/2012 at 1:19 PM


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