Last­pass

TOP TIPS FOR MAN­AG­ING YOUR PASS­WORDS

iPhone Life Magazine - - News - BY KEN­NETH BOSHELL

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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.

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