18 Facts About LastPass


LastPass is a freemium password manager that stores encrypted passwords online.

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The standard version of LastPass comes with a web interface, but includes plugins for various web browsers and apps for many smartphones.

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On December 14,2021, LogMeIn announced that LastPass would be made into a separate company and accelerate its release timeline.

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User's content in LastPass, including passwords and secure notes, is protected by one master password.

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LastPass has a form filler that automates password entering and form filling, and it supports password generation, site sharing and site logging, and two-factor authentication.

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LastPass is available as an extension to many web browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi, and Opera.

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Unlike some other major password managers, LastPass offers a user-set password hint, allowing access when the master password is missing.

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On December 2,2010, it was announced that LastPass had acquired Xmarks, a web browser extension that enabled password synchronization between browsers.

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LastPass was combined under the LastPass brand with a similar product, Meldium, which had already been acquired by LogMeIn.

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On March 16,2016, LastPass released LastPass Authenticator, a free two-factor authentication app.

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On November 2,2016, LastPass announced that free accounts would now support synchronizing user content to any device, a feature previously exclusive to paid accounts.

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On February 16,2021, LastPass announced that from March 16, Free versions would be usable on only desktop or mobile devices, rather than both.

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LastPass revisited the subject and how it relates to the National Security Agency in Security Now podcast episode 421.

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On Tuesday, May 3,2011, LastPass discovered an anomaly in their incoming network traffic, then a similar anomaly in their outgoing traffic.

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On Monday, June 15,2015, LastPass posted a blog post indicating that the LastPass team had discovered and halted suspicious activity on their network the previous Friday.

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The flaw was not disclosed publicly by Detectify until LastPass was notified privately and able to fix their browser extension.

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LastPass responded to the public disclosure by Detectify in a post on their own blog, in which they revealed knowledge of an additional vulnerability, discovered by a member of the Google Security Team, and already fixed by LastPass.

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Also, at the end of 2021, an article at the site BleepingComputer reported that LastPass users were warned that their master passwords were compromised.

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