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New web standard could remove the need for remembering passwords… eventually

Odds are that you login to dozens of websites and online services on a regular basis… and odds are that you already know it’s a bad idea to use the same password for your bank, internet retail sites, your social media accounts, online gaming platforms, and media streaming services. But creating and remember passwords for […]

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Password manager LastPass is now free to use on multiple devices

You know you should use a different, complex password for every website, app, and service you use… but remembering hundreds of passwords is a pain in the behind. And that’s where password manager tools like 1Password, Keepass, Dashlane, and Lastpass come in. They help you save hundreds of distinct passwords while only requiring you to […]

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Google and Dashlane unveil Open YOLO: Android API for password managers

You know you should use complex, hard-to-guess passwords for apps and websites that require a login. And you know you should use different passwords for each service. But typing [email protected] on your smartphone keyboard is a pain in the behind… not to mention remembering dozens of equally complicated passwords. Password managers like 1Pass, Dashlane, and LastPass […]

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Zuckerberg, Teamviewer hacks show importance of good passwords

Think it’s not a big deal if you re-use a password on a few websites? Two high-profile hacks in a week offer yet more proof that it’s most definitely a bad idea. The first incident seems to have started around the 23 of March. Isolated reports started coming in from Teamviewer users that their machines […]

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LastPass password manager now free for mobile users (but unlimited sync will cost you)

LastPass is a most popular cross-platform, cloud-based password management utilities. Up until now the service has been free to use for desktop or notebook computers, but if you’ve wanted to use LastPass on a smartphone or other mobile device, you’ve needed to pay for a LastPass Premium subscription. Now LastPass is free for mobile users… […]

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Google Chrome for Android is dropping LastPass auto-fill support (but gaining better security)

Google is tightening security in its Chrome web browser for Android by preventing third party apps from injecting Javascript code into the web browser. For the most part that’s probably a good thing. Unfortunately the move means that you won’t be able to use LastPass or other third-party apps to auto-fill usernames, passwords, or other […]

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LastPass for Android now works with Chrome (and other apps)

Password manager LastPass has updated its Android app so that it can auto-fill usernames and passwords in Google Chrome and other Android apps. LastPass already offered separate plugins for the Firefox and Dolphin web browsers for Android, but this is the first time it’s worked with Chrome… albeit it’s not quite as well integrated with […]