passwords

Do You Want a Simpler Digital Life?

 
Aren’t you tired of looking for the right password every time you have to log in somewhere?
 
I used to keep a word doc+a printed version with all my passwords.
You can imagine the mess. And the dust.
I moved to several countries, had to change a couple of laptops and one computer, and sometimes I have multiple accounts (see DropBox…).
I was “a bit” frustrated when I couldn’t remember a password, so I had to go and look for it in the word file, or even worse, the paper version.
Then..
I discovered LastPass. It is simply so useful that you can’t live without, even for your personal life.

WHAT IS IT?

Their slogan is “Password made easy.” Absolutely true. It’s a browser extension that allows you to save all your passwords without the need of typing the login details every single time and keeping them secret.
It has an online vault,  where you can add, view, manage, and delete items that you’ve saved to LastPass.
 

How does it work?

  • You download the extension.
  • You register with your email and password (the only one you’ll ever need from now on).
  • Every time you need to log in somewhere, you will see a little gray icon: click there and choose to save the site. There is even the option that allows LastPass to create a safe password for you.lastpass
  • Once you have added a site to your vault, every time you’ll need to access, click on the gray icon, select the login details (if you have more than one), and go.

No need for typing a password. No need to remember the exact password!!

Of course, you can decide NOT TO save the site.
 

Is it reliable?

I have been using LastPass for some time already, also for my personal bank details. And I have never had a problem.
On their site, you can read:
 
“User data is encrypted and decrypted at the device level. Data stored in the vault is kept secret, even from LastPass. The user’s master password and the keys used to encrypt and decrypt user data are never sent to LastPass’ servers, and are never accessible by LastPass.”
 
So basically, all the details are encrypted, not even LastPass has access to your details.
 
And you can use LastPass on any computer; you only need to install the extension and log in one time. That’s it.
 
They have options for all platforms: Mac, Linux, Windows, and the most common browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Explorer, M-Edge).
 
LastPass is free to use. If you want, you can purchase a premium plan (for individuals, 12$) where they add the feature of using LastPass on desktop apps too, and you can even share your passwords with up to 5 people; and an enterprise plan, depending on the number of users.
 
My opinion: I love LastPass. It made my life easier: sometimes I work from a coworking space with my laptop, sometimes from home with a computer (in Italy or Finland) and I don’t need to remember anymore an endless list of passwords.
It improved my working life, and I can’t just stop saying how useful this tool is, and it’s even free.  I absolutely advise you to at least try it out. You won’t regret it!
 
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