Last year I wrote a post about LastPass and why I liked it so much. But things have changed and I no longer recommend it! Why?
In case you might not be aware, LastPass was hacked last year August during two incidents. In case you want to know all the details, you can check their blog post explaining how this happened. Not that it makes it less worse, off course! So it’s time to act!
Why LastPass is a bad option now?
Well, this is very easy. LastPass had 1 job to do; to keep your passwords safe but they failed to do so! With the latest hacks also some customer data was accessed so if you were using it, you might be at risk!!
Change your Passwords
If you were a LastPass user, you should definitely consider to take action. You can find LastPass’s own recommended actions here. However, in this case I would really recommend to:
- Change your Master password
- Change all the passwords which you had in your vault
- Enable MFA on each website which supports this.
You should be considering other alternatives!
With LastPass’s compromised security, users should consider switching to a different password manager that offers better security features. There are many other password managers available, such as 1Password, Bitwarden, Dashlane or RoboForm, just to new a few. Off course there are more alternatives which you could consider as well. I’ve tried some of them and actually liked them both but in the end I liked Bitwarden more because of its open source code and it’s free tier.
With the recent hacks and in case that you’re using LastPass, you should definitely switch and use another alternative. What ever choice you make, staying with LastPass should not be an option! 😉