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IDG Contributor Network: What I learned from resetting over 300 passwords

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 5, 2015.

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    In May, Lastpass announced an intrusion on its network that led to a data breach of user account information. LastPass is a cloud-based password manager; users load the LastPass extension into their web browsers and all the pesky password management tasks are taken care of. The user is given one-click access to fill in the username and password on known sites and the option to generate a long password and save credentials on new sites.

    It’s a great, convenient service but not without its pitfalls - your passwords are stored on the cloud, so can be more dangerous than a local password manager. One hack could expose all your credentials.

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