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LastPass compromise: Here's what you need to know and what you can do

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jun 15, 2015.

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    On Monday, LastPass informed customers about an attack on Friday that compromised password data.

    However, before you panic, there are some things you should know, including the fact that a compromise like this was bound to happen sooner or later – but be glad that LastPass informed you, as knowledge can keep you protected in this case.

    LastPass is a password manager, one of several available online. Password managers are a good idea, and a great way to securely create and store passwords. However, online password managers like LastPass come with some risk, but depending on how you use them – that's okay.

    So what happened?

    Last Friday someone attacked LastPass and compromised their network. The attack was detected, but investigations into the incident have shown that LastPass account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes were compromised.

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