Protect Your Online Passwords with LastPass
I think I may have typed in ten passwords already today and the day is nowhere near over. There are passwords for my social media accounts, passwords for the kids’ school lunch accounts, password for the patient portal at my doctor’s office, the password for my checking account, and…you get the picture. If you spend any amount of time online you probably have a similar problem, and we haven’t even discussed those programs that require you to change your password every few months. It’s crazy and I really have too many other things on my brain to keep up with it.
Keeping track of passwords is essential to internet security, and of course, this is essential to everything from keeping your bank account safe to your own identity. However, trying to find a secure and easy way to do so can be its own challenge.
The easiest solution would be to make a list of passwords, but that’s hardly safe, and let’s be honest, I’d probably lose the list. That’s why I was excited to learn about LastPass.
LastPass is a simple, and free, way to keep track of your passwords.
Here’s how it works:
- Download LastPass on whatever browser or device you want.
- Create an account using one, strong password (come on, even I can keep track of one password). LastPass does NOT have access to your one password, making it double-safe.
- Start saving your passwords for different sites on the app or extension.
Seriously, that’s all you do!
I love the way the “vault,” where you can find your passwords, is laid out and how user friendly it is. The encryption they use is “bank level,” meaning it’s VERY safe. That may seem like a little bit of overkill when you’re talking about your Twitter account, but don’t forget, having access to one password could help criminals get access to ALL of your passwords.
For me, the best part is that I can access LastPass on any device, no matter where I am. I don’t know what it is about traveling, but it really makes it hard for me to keep track of little things like passwords. Being able to access LastPass from my phone is going to make it so much easier for me to keep using all the sites I need to use.
LastPass generates passwords for you, which is helpful, too. There are really only so many combinations of my kids’ birthdays and husband’s name that I can come up with (wait, was I not supposed to reveal that’s my go to password method?).
Speaking of my husband, LastPass also makes sharing passwords super easy. Sharing passwords with my husband is important for day-to-day things, like shopping online and the kids’ school accounts, but it’s also important in case anything should happen to one of us. We both need access to bank accounts and more.
Ready to set up your free LastPass account, too? Get LastPass for Free!
This post was sponsored, but all thoughts are my own, and no, that’s not my real password.