Is LastPass a reliable service to sign up for?

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  1. Westbrook0 macrumors member

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    I'm considering my first ever password manager. Just wondering if any of you guys have experience with using it and whether you would recommend it.
     
  2. cmaier macrumors G3

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    I seem to hear bad things about it from security professionals but haven't ever used it. I seem to recall a security breach last year.

    I use 1Password and it's great.
     
  3. TheBacklash macrumors 6502

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    Second 1Password.
    Heard of last pass, but honestly I hear a ton more about 1Password. I've had it for ever on iOS and mac, I really would be lost without it.
     
  4. Balaamsdonkey macrumors 6502

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    I use 1Password, but Steve Gibson (grc.com) uses LastPass which is as good an endorsement I need.
     
  5. TheBacklash macrumors 6502

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    http://lifehacker.com/lastpass-hacked-time-to-change-your-master-password-1711463571

    From searching, Last Pass has been hacked multiple times. and I have yet to see any 1Password hack.. Only mention is through a iCloud hack, and anything there was compromised.
     
  6. 537635 macrumors 6502

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    For a password manager, I would never trust a proprietary solution.

    http://keepass.info

    KeePass works great, open-source, cross-platform (also iOS). I put the container in my public (yes, public) Dropbox folder and that's it.
     
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  8. Falcon80 macrumors 6502

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    I am trying out Lastpass since last week and is reasonably happy with it. OnePass is pretty expensive at 2.99 per month for individual. Not sure if it is worth paying that over Lastpass which is free.
     
  9. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I have both 1Password (home use) and LastPass (work use).

    1Password is far superior plus doesn't cost monthly (at least from what I remember)
     
  10. StayPuft Suspended

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    Been using it for a couple years now. Use two factor authentication and it's a non-issue. It's also free and works on any computer or browser.
     
  11. happyhippo1337 macrumors regular

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    Been using LastPass for four years now. There have been breaches, but this is a non-issue, as only encrypted data was compromised. Use 2FA and everything is cool. The service has lately moved to a new free tier that should suffice for almost everyone.

    1Password with their new subscription model ... shady af. Will never recommend them to anyone ever again.
     
  12. Phil A. Moderator

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    I've used LastPass for years and recently moved into the enterprise plan for my company.

    Some people get nervous about it because it stores password data in the cloud but all that data is encrypted by your master password before it leaves your machine (encryption / decryption is done locally) so if you have a decent master password then there's very little risk and a whole lot of convenience about having access to your passwords from anywhere

    As with everything else, you have to decide what your own level of acceptable risk is, but I'm comfortable with it
     
  13. Falcon80 macrumors 6502

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    They have one time license and monthly subscription.
     
  14. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    LastPass is fantastic and works great. Can't recommend it any more highly to someone.
     
  15. GoodOne macrumors regular

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    Exactly. I tried 1Pass and while it certainly has many Features, I prefer to have a simple, transparent solution that doesn't require any Browser Plug-Ins etc.

    I mostly Need a Password Manager on my MBP Running Windows but to my surprise, the Keepass touch + Dropbox solution works very well.
     
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  17. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    They (1Paasword) also offer then app without the monthly subscription as they have always done.
     
  18. Falcon80 macrumors 6502

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    But I don't think you sync with your desktop until you purchase the standalone license.
     
  19. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    I've been using Lastpass with 2FA for over 7 years. Never had an issue and never a niggle about my privacy.
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    Lastpass - numerous hacks
    1Password - no reports of hacks.

    I like 1Password because if you choose, the information is stored locally and is encrypted, that doesn't appear to be the case for Lastpass, i.e., your information is stored on Lastpass' servers.
     
  21. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    True. With their subscription service, you don't have to worry about keeping up with syncing, as it is done for you automatically across all devices.
     
  22. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I sync via iCloud to my 1password on my MacBook and iPhone. I don't need the subscription.
     
  23. Phil in ocala macrumors 6502a

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    ?????????????
    If you use Google Chrome Canary.......it remembers all passwords and you don't have to screw with this flawed software...I had it and had nothing but problems.
     
  24. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Re: Google Canary.."Be forewarned: it's designed for developers and early adopters, and can sometimes break down completely." That is the warning straight from Google.
     

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