LastPass – is a great piece of software. For a small one-time fee you get unlimited access to all the features LastPass has to offer. This includes support for over 45 platforms including Macs, PCs, Linux, phones, tablets, and web-based applications. But what makes LastPass so great is that it works with any of these devices, no matter what type of device they are – martens, cellphones, laptops, USB pens, or web-based applications.
What You Have to Get From LastPass
In this article I will discuss the unique benefits LastPass offers to its users. First, it has a free basic password manager. You can keep a backup of your passwords on your LastPass web vault and synchronize them across all your devices. If you lose your password, you don’t have to start from scratch. Just select the option in your LastPass application which will create a new secure password for your login and log into your sites.
Second, LastPass offers a feature called LastPass Digest. It allows you to use your existing password as a one-time password to enter into your vault. This means you don’t have to use your master password anymore to log into your sites. When you create a one-time password, LastPass will automatically save it on your computer and generate a strong, enforceable password on its web vault. This means that should you forget your master password (or even set it) you won’t be able to access any of your sites.
Finally, LastPass has an extremely powerful password manager. The LastPass Master Password Manager is what most people think of when they hear the term “password manager”. With LastPass, one simply enters in the master password which is stored on LastPass’ servers, makes a short cut and enters a unique one-time password that is then stored on the LastPass server so you can log in with that password again if you wish.
What’s great about this aspect of LastPass is that while the password manager itself is extremely powerful and can save you a lot of time if you only need to enter a small number of usernames or passwords, the ability to create more passwords means that LastPass can be used for multifactor authentication. Multifactor authentication means that you have more than one option to provide for different users who may want to access your site.
The LastPass family of products includes: The Premium Service, the Premium Select Service and the Enterprise Select Service. The Premium Service is the more comprehensive of the two choices and is intended for businesses and organizations that may need more than LastPass alone. This product offers LastPass customization, premium features and the LastPass family of vault applications, which allow you to keep all your usernames, passwords, and other security needs within LastPass and to simplify your access to your own files and applications while using LastPass.
The Premium Select Service is very useful if you need LastPass plus some additional features like auto backup of your usernames/passwords, schedule locking and other important LastPass features. Finally, the Enterprise Select Service is designed to protect your data from unauthorized use, such as theft, spyware, or other problems.
The code editor that comes with LastPass is also well-designed and easy to use, and can be customized to include a wide variety of features including multiple selections in password creation and editing, password hiding and location locking. The LastPass browser extension also includes a block by option to hide the barcode in the address field, allowing it to blend with the background of the page where it displays.
Is there an alternative way to create LastPass accounts without having to use the master password? A newer version of the software has introduced the concept of smartcard technology, using which a new user can enter a blank security card instead of having to create a master password.
This new feature is called “rypted USB drives,” which can be attached to a computer or other device and then used to automatically fill in a LastPass account. You don’t need a master password to use this smartcard based LastPass option but will still need the master password to access your other vault items.
LastPass is compatible with most browsers, but does not yet have complete compatibility with Internet Explorer. To use LastPass with IE, you will need to download and install the Microsoft certificate software from Microsoft’s site. Once installed, you should click the “certificates” icon in the bottom right-hand corner of your desktop or any other window, then click “OK.”
In addition to displaying a list of your current login credentials, the certificate manager will also store all passwords and other security credentials in encrypted USB flash drives that you can plug into your computer at any time. LastPass can be used with the Microsoft Outlook Express as well as most other browsers.