Password Management using LastPass

In today's technology-driven and online world, you are required to have credentials for almost each and every site.  It doesn't matter if it is for work, home, school, or play- you need a password!

One solution is to use LastPass as your personal password management tool.  The tool has many features and functionalities that will help you get control over managing your passwords.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

Installing LastPass

Installing LastPass

We all have more than one desktop and mobile device.  Fortunately, LastPass can be installed on many computer and hardware device platforms.

Hover over one of the items below to learn more about the hardware and device requirements.

LastPass relies heavily on your browser to do all the work.  This is a good thing since you don't need to download and install a large program or application to your devices.

LastPass runs as an "Extension" on your existing browser. An extension is an extra piece if software code that adds a feature or enhanced functionality to your browser.  Think of an extension as an App for your phone.  In this case, the LastPass extension is an App for your browser and gives your browser another capability just as an App gives your phone more capabilities.

Watch this short video on how to download and install LastPass.

Now it's time for you to download and install LastPass.  Don't worry- LastPass won't harm your and can easily be uninstalled.

Now that you've installed LastPass, the next two steps are relatively easy:

  1. Click the Create an account now link at the bottom of the Log In dialog box.
  2. Create your account by providing an E-mail Address, a Master Password, and verifying your E-mail address account.

Note: This Master Password is your login to your LastPass Password Vault so you'll want to make sure this is strong password!

3. Next, at the LastPass Log In dialog window below, enter your:

  • Email Address
  • Master Password

Q1: Installing LastPass

  • LastPass is supported on a Portable USB Flash Drive.

Q2: Installing LastPass

  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Chrome
  • Opera
  • Safari
Which browsers are supported when using LastPass?

LastPass Features

Simplify your life!

LastPass remembers your passwords so that you can focus on the more important things in life.

NEVER FORGET A PASSWORD
Save your passwords and keep everything organized in your LastPass Vault.

BETTER PASSWORDS, BETTER SECURITY - LastPass has the tools to help you follow best security practices, with a unique, strong password for every account.

MANAGE MORE THAN PASSWORDS - LastPass does more than remember your passwords. Keep track of other important information & simplify your online life.

Browser of your Choice - Your passwords are always there, with extensions for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE and Opera, on every major platform.

TAKE PASSWORDS ON THE GO - You need secure access to your passwords, wherever you are.

Security

LastPass Vault

Learn how to save a new site using LastPass!

 

Q1: Features

Match the feature with the scenario.
  • Share Passwords
    I want to allow my spouse to use passwords for my favorite sites.
  • Secure Vault
    I want to have a centralized database where all my passwords, notes, profiles, and sites are securely stored.
  • Autofill Passwords
    I want my passwords to be automatically entered into every website I visit.
  • Generate Random Passwords
    I want strong passwords for my sites but I don't want the headache to create or remember my site passwords.

Q2: Features

Use the LastPass to find weak, duplicate, old, and vulnerable passwords that are lurking in your vault.

Create a LastPass Site

Saving sites and passwords to browsers versus to LastPass

When you think about it, saving sites and passwords to your browser is very similar to saving it to LastPass:

  1. The interface you use to access your sites is the browser.
  2. Browsers have the capability to remember your sites.
  3. Browsers have the capability to remember your credentials.
  4. Browsers have master passwords.

However, there are some big differences:

  1. Browsers are considered unsecure applications.
  2. Browsers do not have high encryption methods over your data.
  3. LastPass data synchronized across all your browsers and mobile devices.

LastPass is awesome and you'll love how easy it is to add new Sites into your LastPass vault.

Adding new sites is pretty easy.  There are two basic methods to adding sites:

Automatically - LastPass automatically detects you logged into a website and prompts you to save these site credentials into you LastPass vault.

Manually - You access to your LastPass vault and manually create the site and add the attributes for the site.

Watch this short video demonstrating both the automatic and manual methods.

 

Q1: Sites

  • Synchronous
  • Automatic
  • Asynchronous
  • Manual
Which methods allow for the saving of your credentials to your LastPass vault? (Choose two)

Q2: Save to browser versus save to LastPass

  • Saving credentials to your browser is the same as saving a site to LastPass so it is better to just save your credentials on your browser.