After what seems like a lifetime, LastPass now automatically saves new passwords made in iOS and iPadOS. The update saves you from jumping back and forth between apps when generating new logins with LastPass. Additionally, LastPass can now autofill credit card information and save online forms to the vault on iPhone and iPad.
Passwords are a hassle, and unfortunately, they’re often a security risk. Even when a password is nice and complicated (they usually aren’t), it may be compromised through brute-force attacks, leaks, or malware. That’s why Apple, Google, and Microsoft are now collaborating on our passwordless future through the FIDO standard.
It’s been nine months since 1Password 8 entered an “early access” beta, but the software has finally arrived for average users. And man, this update was long overdue. The 1Password 8 redesign looks fantastic, and its new features will dramatically improve the experience of using 1Password on a Mac.
Tricking people into handing over their login credentials has never been easier. As shown in a new phishing toolkit, Single Sign-On (SSO) pop-ups are incredibly easy to spoof in Chrome, and a login box’s URL may not indicate whether a site is truly legitimate.
Each year security experts plead for the general public to use unique and more secure passwords, but every year we’re reminded that the most-used passwords are awful. A popular trend is known as “keyboard walking,” and while the passwords look strong, secure, and often meet complexity standards, it’s a well-known trick that you’ll want to avoid.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen a lot of “news” articles and Reddit posts claiming that LastPass intentionally prevents free users from exporting their password vault. And although the LastPass export process is a bit confusing, these claims are completely false. LastPass isn’t holding your data hostage.
We often warn that browser-based password managers lack the security and features of dedicated password software. But still, they’re better than nothing, right? A new report from AhnLab ASEC proves the opposite—storing passwords in your browser leaves you incredibly vulnerable to hackers, even if you use unique passwords for each of your accounts.
Whether you’re a long-time LastPass user or a new subscriber, it may be time to update your master password. Several LastPass users report that hackers are trying to break into their account using correct login information, which may have been obtained through unrelated data breaches.
Believe it or not, but we’ve gotten even worse at coming up with unique, secure passwords. Nordpass’ yearly list of the most popular passwords looks worse than ever in 2021, despite an increased awareness of privacy and security among the general public. And it probably comes down to the fact that people still aren’t using password managers.
1Password just launched a new feature that will let users create randomized fake email addresses to help avoid spam and increase privacy. It works similar to Apple’s “Hide my Email” feature and will automatically generate unique email addresses for when you’re forced to sign up for a new account, service, or website but don’t want to make your main email public.