TOP TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR PASSWORDS
If you use one password for all your stuff, or if you have them all written down somewhere, you're not being very safe. A person can gain access to all your accounts if they figure out your one and only password, and you can easily lose a written list. LastPass makes it easy by securely managing your passwords in one place. You can enter in your own passwords, or let the app generate secure ones for you. Once you've entered your accounts, the next time you log in to a website, all you have to do is open LastPass and copy and paste the password into the website or app. It's dirt simple and ultra-secure. If you upgrade to premium (you can get a free trial by referring a friend), you'll get upgraded storage and easy cross-device password vault sharing. Safely Store Important Documents
LastPass isn't just for passwords. Remember, you can also securely store copies of your driver's license, credit cards, insurance documents, passports, and so on. You can access this lesser-known yet valuable feature by logging in to the app, then tapping Notes on the top access bar. Once there, click the plus sign to the top right and select which one you want to store. After that, just fill out the information and you're done! You can also add a picture by tapping on the paperclip along the top of the entry. Create Better Passwords
Did I mention that LastPass can generate passwords for you? To do this, create an entry or go to an existing entry you want to change. Tap Generate New Password. Once there, you can customize your password generation to your liking. You can change the length of the password or tap on Options for the ability to exclude symbols (I don't recommend this as some websites require symbols in passwords), change the amount of numeric characters you want each password to include, avoid ambiguous passwords, and even make your password pronounceable. Press the refresh symbol to the right of the password until you find a password that you like. Enable Two-Factor Authentication
Are you concerned that your fingerprint sensor or facial recognition are not secure enough to keep your LastPass account safe? If so, you can set up LastPass with two-factor authentication to increase your security by requiring you to verify your identity on a second device before accessing your vault. You can use the companion LastPass Authenticator (free) app to prevent other people from trying to log in, or you can download Authy (free), another great two-factor authentication app.
Allow Emergency Access
How will those left behind manage your accounts in case something terrible befalls you? You don't have to give someone else your master password and risk your security. Instead, activate Emergency Access on LastPass and have peace of mind knowing that loved ones can finish the work you left behind. Like that one last Instagram post of your funeral that's totally lit. To do this, open LastPass and click on Security > Emergency Access. Click the plus sign at the top left corner and fill out your emergency contact's email, then select the amount of time LastPass should wait for your response before their request is granted. The emergency contact will receive instructions on what to do from there.