LastPass – Are your passwords secure?

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How secure is your online world?  Have you ever used a password like “password”, or “letmein”? Ok, maybe you haven’t used one that obvious – but how about this – have you ever used the same or similar passwords on more than one site? I used to until I found LastPass.
Would you believe that even “qeadzcwrsfxv1331” is not really secure? (* See link at bottom)
LastPass has allowed me to make all of my passwords unique and secure.  Most are now at least 20 characters long!

How do I remember them? That’s the best part – I don’t need to! All I need to do is remember one passphrase, and LastPass does the rest!

If you have been looking for a way to manage your passwords, or use stronger passwords, you need LastPass.

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Still not convinced? Read on…

If you would really like to understand password security, how choosing a good password is critical, then please take the time to educate yourself on the topic. The following link is a recent article detailing how hackers are able to easily get your passwords, even when you think they’re safe.

* http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/05/how-crackers-make-minced-meat-out-of-your-passwords/

You can also read about “5 Myths of Password Security”

http://www.stormpath.com/blog/5-myths-password-security 

Here is a great article on password entropy:

https://pthree.org/2011/03/07/strong-passwords-need-entropy/

And here is a great way to know how long your password will take to crack. It also explains why higher entropy is not always automatically better:

https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm

Here is another resource:

https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/the-most-hacked-passwords-in-the-world/

Why am I promoting LastPass? Because I use it every day, and I believe in it!

Comments

  1. Not all sites allow those long passwords, Mega and FB allow me 65 char passwords, but Outlook and AOL Mail I can only use 16 chars.

    1. So true Hector. I find it very frustrating when sites limit the maximum number of characters you can have in a password. There is no reason for it if you are hashing properly!

    2. Using the GRC haystack page, (link above), I was able to create a simple 16 character password that would take 1.41 hundred million centuries to brute force. Don’t use this one, but according to them, something like this is actually really secure: F1d%…………

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