Lastpass is a password manager that keeps all your passwords in one organized place and allows you to generate passwords based on certain specifications. The service can be used for free or with a premium subscription of $3 to $4 per month depending on the plan.
Has there ever been a breach or data leak?
Date of last breach
Lastpass admitted it had been the target of a hack that accessed users' email addresses, encrypted master passwords, and reminder words and phrases. They did not specify the numbers exactly, but stated they were targeted.
Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?
Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?
Does it have parental controls?
Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?
Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?
Does it require you to create a strong password?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
How Can It Snoop?
Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?
Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?
Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?
Does it require an email address to use?
Does it require a phone number to use?
Does it require an address (home or office) to use?
Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?
Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?
Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?
Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?
What Could Go Wrong?
LogMeIn collects information from users such as name, email, IP address and payment information, but there is not much risk in your information being shared with third party companies. However, Lastpass was hacked in 2015 which exposed the passwords of many of its users. This has not happened again since, but be aware of this before using this website.
How Does It Share Your Data?
LogMeIn may share your personal information with affiliated companies, service providers, or other websites you consent to your information being shared with.
- Great free version.
- Includes password strength report.
- Scans the dark web to determine if passwords have been leaked.
- Some personal data types can be used for auto-filling.
- Hack in 2015.
Lastpass is a handy tool that allows people to store passwords in one organized place. However, be wary because LogMeln, the parent company, may share personal information with affliated companies, service providers, and other websites with your consent. So make sure to check the box, no!