Password Manager - LastPass

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  1. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

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    Hi All,

    Not sure if I'm posting in the right forum - but wanted to get some guidance and insight into possibly signing up for a password manager service. My co-worker recommended LastPass...but am wondering if anyone here has any experience with it. Is it worth having a password manager? It's just frustrating to go around and change passwords every time around when one of the services gets hacked.

    I have a MBP, iPhone, iPad, PC Home, and PC Work. I would want something that syncs. Also, is it worth signing up for the premium service?

    Appreciate any guidance. I know I haven't provided a lot of detail so feel free to ask any additional questions.
     
  2. IHelpId10t5 macrumors 6502

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    1Password synced through DropBox is an exceptional choice that is well respected and works flawlessly.
     
  3. Spink10 Suspended

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    Huge fan of LastPass - 1Password same thing.
     
  4. r3m1 macrumors regular

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    Use both - 1Password feels clunky and on top of it, it holds your passwords hostage as you have very limit possibilities to export your passwords.
     
  5. wickedpapercut macrumors member

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    I'm a big fan of 1Password. It synchs across my Mac, iPad, and iPhone and works flawlessly. Not sure why it feels "clunky" but I've never used LastPass so I can't really compare. Perfectly happy with 1Password and they have quite a few individual and family options to fit a wide variety of users. (no affiliation with the company, just a customer).
     
  6. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I use both LastPass and DataVault. Love them both for separate reasons.
     
  7. Voodoofreak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow!! Thank you for the replies everyone. Really appreciate it.

    One more quick question...do any of you guys feel paranoid because now all passwords are controlled by one password. What if the password manager service gets hacked? I know I know...I'm super paranoid. I'm sorry!
     
  8. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    Lastpass is good if u want to sync across devices..... it's cloud based, so while u have an offline cached copy always, its syn'cs online when u are connected .

    The thing with password manages, whichever u choose, u can have super secure passwords, even you don't have to remember.... since chances are if u can remember English 4 character words,then others can crack it as well.. and if u use the same password across sites for easier remembering.. (well, then if one gets hacked, they now try other sites with the same password)
    Lastpas has had its fair shares of being hacked, but everyone screamed as though it was a bad... its only bad if they crack your master password, so make it strong..

    I don't even know my master password, but have it on usb thumb drive along with all my other secure stuff. Lastpass also has a "Auto password changer" to make it convenient to update your old passwords.

    cloud based password managers is more for convenience than anything .. All u need is a web browser on a desktop for access... but u also have plug-in for cross platform..

    https://lastpass.com/how-it-works/
     
  9. steve23094 macrumors 68020

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    With 1P you can choose to store data locally or in the cloud. If you choose locally you won't have access to a web based password manager.
     
  10. ignatius345 macrumors 65816

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    I used to use LastPass, but found the design of the iOS and OS X app a bit clunky. Migrated over to 1Password (syncing with iCloud) and like it a lot better. LastPass is much cheaper, though. Functionally, I think they're really similar.
     

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