LastPass is a fantastic app that can help ease your mind about Heartbleed, the terrifying security bug that has left a third of the app open to attack.
You can use the program to create one centralized password for all your accounts and even generate randomised passwords so you don’t get stuck using the same login for everything you do online.
It’s a really good idea to change your passwords now, just in case they were exposed by Heartbleed.
To get started with LastPass, head to its site now. Then follow our walkthrough of the app below.
This is the main page of the app is called The Vault. It becomes the hub for you to customise your preferences within LastPass. It also stores all your passwords.
Go back to the main website and go to Available Downloads. You have to be a premium account user to use the smartphone or tablet app. It costs $US12 per year.
Once you finish that set up process, here's the main page of the app for iPhone. Sign in with the credentials you created earlier.
If you select yes on this screen, you'll lower your chances of a safe browsing session. In theory, you should log in every time you launch the app to reduce the chances of someone getting access to all your passwords.
Tap the asterisk on the main screen to view the main menu. All of these options will let you save important information to be remembered for later.
Let's make a new password for an account. LastPass will generate a random password, which will make it harder for hackers to guess what it is.
Move the slider all the way over to the right to make a really tough password. Then enter the address for the website the password will belong to. Tap Save at the bottom.
Now for the bummer. You have to enter every account you want saved manually at first. For new accounts, the password you generated can be copied into the 'Password' section.
Tap 'Require Password' so you're prompted to enter your LastPass password every time you login. This makes sure you only have to remember one main password for all your accounts.
You'll be signed into Twitter. You'll have to follow this process for each account. You'll never have to worry about forgetting your password again.
When you log out of the app, you have to re-enter your info. Keep switching between the desktop and mobile app to alter settings.
Type in your password. You'll see an asterisk at the end of the bar. Click 'Save Site' and LastPass will store your password. You'll have to do this for all your logins.
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