LastPass

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LastPass

A reliable and secure password manager combining both web service and software

5

Our rating: 

5

Pros & Cons:

Packed with features such as automatically filling in passwords, and accessing your passwords anywhere.
Some users say this product is insecure because it is web based.

Our Review:

LastPass is a one of a kind product. Most password managers are either online or software only. It is the combination of both web service and software. With the web service, you can access your data anywhere. The software which runs on your computer allows you to view your data even when you're not connected to the Internet.

When you install the software, the plugins for IE and Firefox are automatically installed. There is now a plugin for Google Chrome as well. The plugin allows you to automatically fill forms. You will be logged in without even a click. You can always disable it if you don’t like it.

One thing I really like about LastPass is the Password Generator. The Bookmarklet is a lifesaver if you’re on Chrome, Opera or just about any browser that supports JavaScript. The Bookmarklet does not have all the features of the plugin though, but it does allow you to fill passwords and forms, which is all you actually need. Did I mention you can store unlimited passwords? I personally have over 100 passwords stored on LastPass.

If you’re worried about security or reliability, then let me tell you LastPass is as safe as it can possibly get. It uses the same encryption algorithm that the US Government uses for top secret data. The key to decrypt the data is only known to you, so the database is meaningless to hackers. All encryption/decryption occurs on your computer, not on the servers. This means that it does not travel over the Internet and it never touches the servers. The entire site is encrypted and verified by Comodo.

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Comments

I have been using LastPass for the past few years and have always been happy with this password manager. I have been quite busy recently, but eventually got around to install the app on my S6. Unfortunately, it is not free. As I live in South Africa, where our currency is basically plummeting whenever Pres Zuma opens his mouth, paying for an app on top of nearly a junk status economy, is currently not possible for me.

What is a another good app that would manage my passwords on both Android and Windows 10?

The inability to sync passwords between devices is a major disadvantage that users of free password managers have to put up with. However, starting from today, LastPass has made this a free feature. See... https://blog.lastpass.com/2016/11/get-lastpass-everywhere-multi-device-access-is-now-free.html/ Personally, I use KeePass and KeePassDroid but I can tell you it's a real pain in the butt to juggle usernames and passwords in Android. Although I don't like the idea of storing my passwords in the cloud, I have to admit that this latest concession from LastPass is very attractive. Posted on behalf of member JoeA.TT . MC - Site Manager.