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LastPass is a password manager that works on all your devices. It is free to use on computers, and has a premium upgrade for mobility devices. With LastPass you can have very secure passwords for all your services and sites, without having to remember or write them down. Do you want more videos with Steve? Click here to subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dottotech If you like this video, tell the world! Please click "Like"! About Steve Steve Dotto is a long time host and executive producer of Dotto Tech, Canada's longest-running technology TV show. After 15 years on national television, Steve now delivers his advice and how-to videos on YouTube. Every week we produce one new video which shows how technology fits in your life. We cover all aspects of technology for my personal use perspective. Concentrating on productivity solutions. Windows, Mac, iOS, android, iphone, apps, gmail, google drive, ipad tables all get covered.  If you have an suggestions for videos you would like to see, drop us a note at www.dottotech.com Check out Steve's excellent online free workshops Inbox Zero - www.dottotech.com/3steps Productivity - www.dottotech.com/dmp Book Steve to speak at your event, he is an outstanding keynote speaker. For more info: http://dottotech.com/content/speaking For more from Steve www.dottotech.com including our weekly radio show /podcast on Twitter @dottotech
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j metaphor (8 months ago)
Well done and well said. I subscribed
Bill Cassill (8 months ago)
Their cheapest plan now is $2/month.
Weeks Vance (8 months ago)
Thanks Steve. I love LastPass
Rafiul Alam (9 months ago)
Thanks, definitely helpful
Daniel Mendes (9 months ago)
@dottotech, how safe are password managers in terms of protecting our data against hackers or using it for its own purposes?
Daniel Mendes (9 months ago)
dottotech (9 months ago)
I think they are far better than manual systems, or re-using passwords, but nothing is 100%
Weeks Vance (10 months ago)
If I buy a new iPhone & redownload the “last Pass” app, will last Pass remember my passwords?
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Daniel Juncos (1 year ago)
Love the video. I'm curious, however: when you use LastPass to generate a password, what is stopping it from recording what password it has given you and tying it to your most recently updated site? Is it not possible for LastPass to then have a list of all your usernames and passwords that is visible to them?
Daniel Juncos (1 year ago)
dottotech (1 year ago)
They separate Usernames and passwords, only your system can put them together.
Ewan Jevons (1 year ago)
Sorry if my comment sounded rude but it was just meant to be a bit of advise
Ewan Jevons (1 year ago)
Why do you talk so much honestly you should just show us instead of keep on blabbering on
Zaid Alnaib (1 year ago)
Great videos. I switch phones allot, most of them are android phones, when I get a new phone, I have to sign in using my gmail account in order to complete the setup then go to google play store, download lastpass, other apps and so on,so if I add my gmail account to lastpass, then how can I access my password during a setup for a new phone? And if I dont use lastpass for my gmail, then am wasting 70% of my security. Kindly help
dano (1 year ago)
I just spent about (3.5) hrs researching LastPass videos and came out blind! from a beautiful blonde, people who spoke decent English, and just WHAT??? Thank you, sir, for breaking down(dumbing it down) so I could make a decision! LastPass has it!!!!!
JC Lopez (1 year ago)
QUESTION - I want to use a PW manager like LastPass (LP) - but when I think about other scenarios, it may not work for me. For example, if I have all of my accounts with off-the-wall cryptic passwords saved in LP on my home computer. Then I try to log into my bank account on, say, a friend's computer, then I won't have the password and won't be able to access it. Am I correct? Or am I missing some functionality within LP that would solve for situations like this? Thanks.
Rick Genovese (1 year ago)
Hello Steve, thanks for the great video tutorials, your a total pro! I have a question about vulnerability if my Laptop, Surface Pro tablet or other device are lost or stolen. Right now my LastPass account auto populates all my Usernames (UN) and Passwords (PW) for account I log into. I just left click on the LastPass icon inside the UN and PW infill boxes and it has my UN and PW saved, I just click left click and it logs me into my account. If my Laptop, Surface Pro or other device is lost or stolen it's just a matter of some stranger hacking my windows or android login which is pretty easy for a pro and voila, they can open all my supposedly secure accounts. Can you advise me and your audience on how to set LastPass security settings so that the auto populate of UN and PW boxes is disabled, ie; 1) I will have to log into the account by first entering my LastPass master PW then clicking on the saved site icon. 2) I have to enter web site UN and PW's by memory first, failing that I enter the Vault with my master PW to retrieve my site PW's. My preference for both of these options is that LastPass remembers and ads UN and PW's to the Vault but never auto fills UN or PW's on any of my devices. Is this possible? Rick G Looks like this is the setting instruction from LastPass; https://helpdesk.lastpass.com/account-settings/#Never+URLs A short video tutorial on this would be great!
Jainil Ajmera (1 year ago)
How can I access my passwords from a different device that doesn't have LastPass installed on it (let's say my friend's computer, which I may need to use occasionally)?
Following the Map (1 year ago)
Log into the website. You can access your passwords there.
Heidi Fogle (1 year ago)
I took your advice from another Last Pass tutorial and I was just coming to this one to learn more. Thank you for the Apple app review. I'm nervous about this process, but fear isn't going to keep me from acting! Thanks so much for your simple, clear and accurate instructions!
Reza Gorji (1 year ago)
Great video: Thank you. Do you have a video on the Last Pass Authenticator? Is that useful?
Following the Map (2 years ago)
LastPass now allows you to use the mobile apps for free.
Steve Blenheim (2 years ago)
Looks good but I have some questions. If I install LastPass on my MacBook, does it synch with my iPhone or do I install it on that as well. Also, can my wife and I share this somehow, say for our Amazon account.
dottotech (2 years ago)
Yes you install on your phone, and it will share the passwords, and yes you can share with others.
MrrQuackers (2 years ago)
I have a question. For example: Lets say I'm at work, I have LastPass for my email account, but I want to log into my email account on my work computer, is this possible? Or do you have to have LastPass installed on every computer/phone you try logging into? Thanks.
dottotech (2 years ago)
https://lastpass.com/support.php?cmd=showfaq&id=1036 Thanks Dhul!
nukedkaltak (2 years ago)
You can access Lastpass from the browser itself, it will supply the passwords needed. What I'm saying is, you don't need an app to have access to your stuff.
nukedkaltak (2 years ago)
Just a quick note: substituting symbols the way you did is very useless. People who bruteforce passwords use dictionaries yes, but these are coupled with strong "rules" that effectively override that little cleverness. Think of entropy. Substituting letters with common symbols doesn't add any "information" or entropy. Your password's strength is left the same, you're just straining yourself each time you enter your master password looking for symbols that don't add anything other than a mild annoyance. Instead, think of these "rules" and circumvent them. Instead of replacing spaces in passphrases with commas (again, useless), put spaces in non obvious places like to divide a word or something. Make no mistake also: simple passphrases with solid "rule-dodging" are infinitely more secure.
jalfredzamora (9 months ago)
He's just telling the viewers that these substitution numbers are somehow difficult to remember especially when incorporated with the upper and lower case letters. He want to tell us even if his sample [email protected] is secure, using a password manager will allow you to generate random characters and numbers for each secure sites you visit and no one can hack that. And the best part is that you are not required to remember that unique password generated for you.
Luca Bossa (1 year ago)
Correct, I agree.
nukedkaltak (2 years ago)
+MrrQuackers good and famous comic! It's the same idea I presented but I would go further. With no assumptions ("rules") made, it's true that the passphrase is good. But imagine if the attacker thinks "hey! let's try ALL combinations of 4 English words". As you can see, that does sound infinitely easier than trying out all possible 44 bits. Do you see what I mean?
nukedkaltak (2 years ago)
Obviously, you don't brute-force the site. In the case of Lastpass, should your vault be compromised and available to a hacker, they could decrypt it if your password is weak (in the way I described). Granted, Lastpass uses PBKDF2-SHA256 with a default of 5000 rounds, which is pretty slow and very secure. But using the right tools (eg a large cluster of GPUs), brute-forcing a subpar password is terrifyingly easy and your Vault is fair game.
Bridget D (2 years ago)
Can I ask if I can press the Lastpass button when logging in what's to stop others in pressing it wouldn't it just make it easier to hack my account? I'm confused? Sorry! Bridget.
dottotech (2 years ago)
How would they access the lastpass account? You have a master password.
Dan Little (2 years ago)
Steve. You're obviously bright. Great articulation. Nice energy. All that. But you would do well to do a more linear presentation of how to enter this plug-in, and go straight through the use for a particular site, complete with form fill-in, etc. Because with this current presentation, you have so many "asides", stream-of-consciousness stuff, etc., that it is very difficult to follow a skein of the functionality of the program. So rather than providing lucid instruction, this presentationcomes off more like some glib guy who is in love with the sound of his own voice. I really --- really --- doubt that that is what you are about. But that is the way this 10 minutes comes across.
CJM Nyberg (2 years ago)
Just to make a couple of things clear: Even if LastPass got hacked, the data stored there is useless. In order for your passwords to be usable they need to be decrypted. The private key needed for that decryption is never stored on their servers. It's a zero knowledge prinicple. The superstrong password you use for your lastpass account is never sent in the clear, it's a salted hash with some extra bells and whistles, so that password is also secured.
dottotech (2 years ago)
Thanks so much, great input!
Bill Parrish (2 years ago)
Keep making all your fantastic videos, I've learned so much and you convinced me to use lastpass.
dottotech (2 years ago)
+Bill Advaya Parrish I will do, and you please let us know how you like it after a few weeks!
Dorit Dimand (2 years ago)
That sounds great!! Thanks you. What if I have several logins for one website? Will it work for all of them? What if I need to allow access to some of the passwords to my employee? Can I create a group and give permission to that specific group of passwords?
dottotech (2 years ago)
+Dorit Dimand Yes and Yes, You can have multiple logins (I have about 6 Google log ins) and you can share with employees
Sam Chaney (2 years ago)
Can LastPass be set to continuously automatically change passwords after a certain period of time?
dottotech (2 years ago)
+Sam Chaney I don't think so, you have to do it manually
Ash K. Casson (2 years ago)
Great video - convinced me to sign up for Lastpass Premium and I am absolutely loving it so far. Fast, convenient and secure. Many thanks, man.
dottotech (2 years ago)
+Ash K. Casson Good to hear, you have taken a big step forward in security!
Jane Alves (2 years ago)
Thank you Steve. I will try that today. I think it made the mud clear. Thank you.
dottotech (2 years ago)
+Jane Alves Glad to hear it, I am a big fan of Password managers!
Sean RobinsonJR (2 years ago)
I still don't get it. Can't I just change all my password so every password is different, and then let Google Chrome remember it? If I'm at someone else computer, I could just log into my Chrome and all my passwords will be there, since my passwords is synced with my Chrome. For phone, after entering a password on a site, the phone would always be logged into this sites, so I wouldn't need to enter the password again. I assume everyone is like that when it comes to phones, right? Make a password on your phone, and nobody can enter you phone. So really, what is the big deal about Lastpass? Is the Chrome security bad? Google Encrypts all your passwords, so I wouldn't say the security is any better or worse than Lastpass. Just because people let Google remember the passwords, doesn't mean everybody uses the same passwords for all sites. Chrome can easily remember multiple passwords, if people got the wrong idea.
Sean RobinsonJR (2 years ago)
+dottotech I do understand that Google store them online, and Lastpass store them local on your computer. I still wouldn't say your password is not protected since Google do encrypt it, even though it's online. I did get Lastpass in the end btw, simply because if I get a new phone, I can use Lastpass to enter my passwords, without opening Chrome, and entering my passwords from there, to my phone. But you really do just need to enter your password one time on your phone, since it does stay logged in all the time. And it's not like I change my phone every month or something, so it isn't really that big of a deal. But that's the only reason I see using Last pass, is when you get a new phone, and you would need to enter passwords for: Twitter, Facebook, Skype and so on. And Lastpass did get hacked not long time ago. I think they got 5 million Gmail passwords.
dottotech (2 years ago)
+Sean RobinsonJR Chrome is not as secure as Lastpass,or one password etc, they split your [assword into 2 areas, local and online. It is just way more secure.
Nelly Kostelijk (3 years ago)
Asking Dotto. Often I get hung up on changing passwords and then I have to have the website email me and start over . Can you do a slowmo how to on lastpass for me :) Believe it or not I'm not a ludite :)
Nelly Kostelijk (3 years ago)
Thanks got it :)
Nelly Kostelijk (3 years ago)
+dottotech thanks again. :)
dottotech (3 years ago)
+Nelly Kostelijk I am working through that myself. I am inclined to stay with Lastpass, but having a good close look at what is involved in switching. You will now if I do as I will post a video on it.
Nelly Kostelijk (3 years ago)
+dottotech Do you think last pass is still a good bet or change time to dash lane?
dottotech (3 years ago)
+Nelly Kostelijk Actually I am not sure I am going to feature LastPass in my next Password demos, I am concerned about the fact they were just sold, and thinking I may feature Dashlane next time instead.
Abdulhadi Soliman (3 years ago)
This looks great but does lastpass work for android apps as well? Can I use lastpass for apps like facebook & twiiter?
Alfex (2 years ago)
+Abdulhadi Soliman Yep
ZiBo (3 years ago)
Question, if I have to use someone else's computer, how do I enter the password that lastpass created? Do I have to download lastpass on the that computer first?
MrrQuackers (2 years ago)
From what I read you can log into LastPass' website and copy and paste your credentials from there, also they offer USB portable options (standalone applications that can be installed on a USB stick and carried with you).
David Popowich (3 years ago)
Steve.... I'm using Lastpass now but am concerned about randomly generating passwords ..... could these be lost by Lastpass and then I won't be able to login??????
dottotech (3 years ago)
+David Popowich I suppose there is a chance, incredibly remote.If that were to happen you can change passwords on most sites with the recovery tool
Your Highness (3 years ago)
NSA trap. Dont put your passwords in someone else basement.
Michael Monagan (3 years ago)
Great video and another good reason for a service like this is that we, as time goes on, will only have MORE passwords, not less, thus increasing our chances of being hacked. I'm signing up today!
Delsing Van Kampen (3 years ago)
Steve Hi, I used to work at Computer Paper and remember you. Say, what do you think about Last Pass getting hacked recently? Thanks. Del
dottotech (3 years ago)
+Delsing Van Kampen Nice to hear from you again. LastPass responded very quickly and let us know, and no harm was done. I am not concerned because of how our data is siloed, everyone online is under constant attack.....that is the norm now!
lumber chick (3 years ago)
no mention that in June they were hacked?
Atif Riaz (1 year ago)
Donna Raynor by google
Kendrick Krause (3 years ago)
Finally someone made aense of last pass in less than 10 minutes. Thanks Steve!
dottotech (3 years ago)
+Kendrick Krause Glad to help!
Eichhorn18 (3 years ago)
I am curious....what happens if my home computer gets stolen? Is there another way to scramble your master password remotely?
cobiegaming (3 years ago)
You could quickly log on and change it or get your account locked by last pass support
Crozix (3 years ago)
I have used lastpass for 3-4 years now, and i love it. I save all my passwords in two places, first is lastpass. and the second is a big encrypted text file that i store the Ciphertext in dropbox and the key on a USB flash drive. And for my passwords, i usaly generate a uniqe password that are usaly 32 characters long. Upper, lower, numerical and special charachters.
dottotech (3 years ago)
+Crozix It is still my preferred password manager.
Nick Carraway (3 years ago)
Thinking of getting a different pw manager. This helped a lot in my decision.
Wayne Hebert (3 years ago)
New to your audience, thanks for the great tutorial.  It makes sense to me but what if someone gets a hold of my computer or phone?  If it is just a matter of clicking the icon, how does it prevent anyone else to get my passwords or accounts?
dottotech (3 years ago)
+Wayne Hebert No there is your master password to protect you, that should be an awesome password.
Mohamed Ameen Omar (3 years ago)
Don't worry about passwords ever again, sign up for LastPass now! https://lastpass.com/f?10599736
Luis Perona (3 years ago)
Hi! And what about passwordbox?
dottotech (3 years ago)
+Luis Perona I have not looked at it. I will take a look.
MB Gibbons (3 years ago)
Love your videos... you have become my "go to guy"...
dottotech (3 years ago)
+Mary Beth Gibbons I am honoured! Thanks!
WakeUp (3 years ago)
It's certainly very convenient but password storing isn't worth any subscription as low as it is. I rather have more work than to pay for something as redundant as that. Unless, of course, you are very well off financially speaking and you can afford to spend money on every little thing no matter how unnecessary, and you have a whole lot of accounts. In that case, the scale starts tipping into the side of it being worth it. That's my opinion, at least, lol. Good video. Thanks!
Надя Литвин (1 year ago)
WakeUp (3 years ago)
+dottotech You have a point. I ended up deciding to try this software and I love it. The premium is not for me, for the time being but I realize that, in some cases, it's definitely worth it since many people are constantly on the go and security is very important. Thanks for your answer! :) It's definitely a game changer, this software!
dottotech (3 years ago)
+euheide Thanks for sharing, but you may miss the point, the passwords are secure, robust and I can access them from multiple devices, the convenience AND security benefits are HUGE therefore worth (IMO) spending a few dollars on.
WakeUp (3 years ago)
So what you mean is no hacker will ever be able to impersonate you on that site and recommend sub-standard fishing rods to strangers? :D I'm just kidding.
WakeUp (3 years ago)
+dottotech Heheh. True. This seems like a really great software though. It convinced me to change my MO, for the time being. I'm still keeping my old encrypted volume with the passwords but I now have much less work and it probably offers equivalent security :) The other good thing is what you mention, that this ended up allowing me to considerably beef up the security of each password by allowing completely different and bigger passwords for each website. Undoubtedly it's worth it! :) Thank you very much! 
dottotech (3 years ago)
+euheide LOL no guarantees when it comes to security, just like locks will not guarantee someone not breaking into your house. We do the best we can. Nothing is 100% secure!
Janelle Eginoire (3 years ago)
i like the way you explain everything. I`ve had lasspass for over a year and it is a great tool. I`ve had a lot of troubile with it sense i went to windows 8.1
joetylerdale (3 years ago)
LISTEN OUT THERE! I have repaired over 500 computers with viruses, Trojans, Worms and anything in between. I have seen identity theft in it's worst! OK, no more drama. LISTEN to this guy, if you only have one or a couple that you use all the time, SHAME ON YOU, AND NO PITY IF YOU GET HACKED. It's funny, most think the odds are on their side. SHAME ON YOU!
dottotech (3 years ago)
+joetylerdale Thanks! great shout out, I appreciate it.
Mike Wright (3 years ago)
Very interesting video thanks.
walker girl (3 years ago)
 Thanks to your great tutorial, I just signed up for LP Premium and after I paid the $12, I tried to enter the account information and it says my email address is incorrect, which it isn't. I then remembered that many years ago when I had a pc I signed up but never used the service or forgot the MP.  Now I have a mac. Is it possible to just start all over again without changing my email address which I've had for 15 years or am I forever locked out?  If so, will my visa be credited $12?
walker girl (3 years ago)
+dottotech Thanks for your quick response.  I will call them today.  If I can't re-open due to my poor record keeping, I'm going to make it your fault because you...um.. I'll come up with something.  Seriously, I'll let you know what happens.
dottotech (3 years ago)
+walker girl I would just contact +LastPass support, they will straighten it out.
Garry Wolnarek (3 years ago)
Great idea, I have literally hundred's of passwords, I'm constantly looking up to insert into logins.
Lucas Presmanes Justo (3 years ago)
Very good video! I have one question: I find myself using public computers or free de computers or office computers quite often so, is there any USB bootable or any way to have the passwords without being on my computer? Also, is there a way to export the passwords file to be able to open it using KeePass (or any other password manager) in case lastpass closes? Thanks!
dottotech (3 years ago)
+Lucas Presmanes Justo last pass does support this chef out their blog, and look for this post @2011/01/users-guide-to-setting-up-lastpass-on.html/
Rafael Ulloa (3 years ago)
lastpass is great, but i recently switched to dashlane and i love it!
dottotech (3 years ago)
+Rafael Ulloa I am going to have a look, thanks for reminding me! I have seen a ton of their ads in my FB feed.
Ali Saatsaz (3 years ago)
Very cool product.
Chase Abendschein (3 years ago)
I apologize if this has been asked but I have a question about mobile apps. How does last pass help me if I use my bank's, social media, itunes and  streaming music apps on my phone? Would I have to use the last pass browser to access these services through a mobile browser only? This also poses questions about using a Playstation, xbox, chromecast etc... when accessing accounts from other devices. 
dottotech (3 years ago)
+Chase Abendschein I think you should be abler to find your LastyPass access in the share tool at the top of the screen (at least on iPhone) But I am not 100% certain it world with every password enabled app
Chase Abendschein (3 years ago)
+dottotech Understood, but what about apps? I don't use a browser to access my bank, I use their app. 
dottotech (3 years ago)
+Chase Abendschein Lastpass integrates with your phone browser as well as has their own secure browser.
Aiman Syawal (3 years ago)
hey, nice review on LastPass. it's my first time here in your channel and I find it really informative. subscribed :) 
Aiman Syawal (3 years ago)
thanks! p/s: if you got time, can you do a review on PasswordBox? just want to know your opinion on it (thanks x2) 
dottotech (3 years ago)
+Aiman Syawal Welome aboard!
mark40511 (4 years ago)
I love this......but one thing happens to me when logging into Google. I have more than one google acct, and when I go to log into Google, lastpass has 3 logins, If I click to change one, it pops immediately back to the default.....I have to make several attempts before it changes the fields so that I may log in to the account I want. It only happens with Google though, nothing else
mark40511 (4 years ago)
ok thanks 
dottotech (4 years ago)
+mark40511 Try logging into google from the last pass vault, just select your account and log straight in.
bomeyer1964 (4 years ago)
6:30: Adobe hacket: "All password is compromised." Link? The users password was encrypted in a weak manner. But is all password compromised?
2000jago (4 years ago)
"Free", but then "Dollar a month" hmmm...
Metagalactic Llama (4 years ago)
That's just the mobile version, not the actual PC/Mac versions
dottotech (4 years ago)
+2000jago only if you want to use it on your mobile. 
curtst (4 years ago)
Do I have to use the lastpass browser on my mobile device? Or can it still work with chrome on my phone? Also, what about password in third party programs on the computer. For example, I enjoy playing a certain mmo, can lastpass generate a password and fill that password into the launcher?
dottotech (4 years ago)
+curtst I use the last pass browser in mobile. As far as I can tell you can copy and past info, but not the same integration as on the desktop. I think it will work for your game but I am not positive.
SimbaOS (4 years ago)
Great video that probably will help me a lot, but I have one question though. What if I need to reinstall my system from the scratch? Are my LastPass info saved somewhere in the cloud? Can I retrieve it back in the case I need to reinstall my system?Thanks
SimbaOS (4 years ago)
+dottotech Thanks
dottotech (4 years ago)
+SimbaOS I don't think there is any problem, I use it on multiple systems and never had an issue when I first logged in. Perhaps someone at +LastPass is monitoring the channels and can chime in. 
Anja Eichen (4 years ago)
Hi, thanks for the informative video. At 2m 27s and at 9m0s you are showing the vault and mobile app, respectively. So if someone gets hold of my device while it is unlocked or they manage to crack the device login then they have access to all passwords in LastPass because those are in plain view or can at least be seen through "show password" options, etc? I think I saw somewhere that the amount of time for which LastPass is available after log-in should be set as short as possible. Having said that, do I need to be logged into LastPass in order for the tool to automatically populate my password? Does this concern make sense? Would you be able to comment?
Anja Eichen (4 years ago)
Thanks for the clarification.
dottotech (4 years ago)
+Anja Eichen The way I use it is for all secure sites I use the Lastpass Browser, everything I start a session with it I need to use my master password. once the screen locks again or if I go to another app for a shot time I need to log in again  Using the built in Browser in Lastpass I access all my secure accounts.
SAZ12 (4 years ago)
+dottotech Now, i use CCleaner to erase my Cache files. Does erasing my cache conflict with LastPass?
André Menezes (4 years ago)
No, it doesn't at all. 
SAZ12 (4 years ago)
+dottotech  Thank you. It's a useful service.
dottotech (4 years ago)
+Sam Alzaa I have no Idea, you may have to re-input your master password more frequently, but other than that I can't think of any other potential issue.
Dustin Peterson (4 years ago)
Great video. One extra feature that I really like 2 step authentication for LastPass. Very valuable as an extra layer of security. 
dottotech (4 years ago)
+Dustin Peterson More security is a good thing in this day and age!
Chaplains Commission (4 years ago)
Thanks for the info on LastPass
dottotech (4 years ago)
+jakepopejoy You are most welcome!
Doug Fresh (4 years ago)
You think this could be a solution for corporate situations? I can't count how many times I have had to regenerate a username and password because someone forgot it. Seems like this would be a great solution for workers who are not allowed to keep their passwords in written form. 
dottotech (4 years ago)
+Doug Fresh I think so but to be honest I am not 100% certain, I would ask +LastPass what they think!
upaulnight (4 years ago)
4:47 Unfortunately, it's actually not true that it's a hard to hack due to the well known 1337 (Leetspeak).  It's a simple substitution that doesn't do very much of anything. It's NOT secure. Don't use dictionary words (even with letter substitution)
Eric Mooney (3 years ago)
+dottotech http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet
dottotech (4 years ago)
+upaulnight I wonder if anyone at +LastPass is following this thread? Comments? it is over my head...
Dracstar (4 years ago)
In the beginning why does it say free5ksubs on the bottom of the window?
Dracstar (4 years ago)
+dottotech oh, ok
dottotech (4 years ago)
+Dracstar Oh, now I get it, It was in my download folder. It  is a document from +Derek Halpern  (Social Triggers) on how to increase your email subscription list. I follow him.
Dracstar (4 years ago)
+dottotech No, YOU downloaded it. 
dottotech (4 years ago)
+Dracstar Mystery to me....
Dracstar (4 years ago)
+dottotech No, at the bottom of the last pass window it says free5ksubs.pdf
Diana Uricchio (4 years ago)
Is there a way to share selected passwords with kids or maybe a business assistant? 
Diana Uricchio (4 years ago)
+dottotech Thx Steve!  (BTW - I love your tech videos)  Lastpass here I come;) 
dottotech (4 years ago)
+Diana Uricchio It turns out YES! https://helpdesk.lastpass.com/
Luis Cruz (4 years ago)
great video, one question if you forget the master lastpass password what happen? thanks
dottotech (4 years ago)
Ryan Ziems (4 years ago)
Wonderful video Steve, thank you very much!!!
dottotech (4 years ago)
Thanks  +Ryan Ziems 
eagleweiss (4 years ago)
It's a really, really useful tool!! I've been using it for ages! There's also an Android version, but you'd need the premium account to use it on your smartphone. Use this link to subscribe https://lastpass.com/f?3080906 it will give you a month free to try (although the annual subscription is ridiculously affordable for $12)
dottotech (4 years ago)
Best value I can think of +eagleweiss I am a big +LastPass fan.
Yu Zhengwen (4 years ago)
I don't like storing all my passwords in a third-party service. If it breaks, that's it
Michael Rodgers (4 years ago)
You can store a copy of all of your passwords offline, on your desktop or an external drive, or a SD car, or a secure USB drive...or even a copy in Dropbox or Google Drive.
Peter Johnson (4 years ago)
Does it make using Wifi in Starbucks, etc any more safe? Does it change the password periodically to increase security?
dottotech (4 years ago)
I imagine it does +Peter Johnson, it does not change the passwords unless you undertake the process.
charliethewookie (4 years ago)
Awesome stuff man! Thank you!
dottotech (4 years ago)
Glad you liked it +charliethewookie 
Bagboy 65 (4 years ago)
Thanks Steve, you helped me make up my mind. Lastpass it is!
dottotech (4 years ago)
Good choice, and give it some time, it may be a bit frustrating at first, but it is worth seeing through +David Young
usamihir (4 years ago)
What do you think about Roboform? I am debating between lastpass - Roboform? thanks
dottotech (4 years ago)
I have not used it at all, all I can say is I am happy with +LastPass  +usamihir 
Ashish Mishra (4 years ago)
The Lastpass website says that using the fingerprint feature is available in premium,although its working for me in the free version perfectly fine. I wonder if there's something different with the fingerprint feature in premium version??
dottotech (4 years ago)
No Idea +Ashish Mishra I would imagine it depends on the OS.
Jake B. (4 years ago)
I want to install and use this but have concerns. What happens if LastPass decides it's not worth the effort and shuts down. How can we get access to our sites without the cryptic passwords that LastPass generates? Also I'm assuming if I use LastPass on web sites like Hotmail that I also regularly access on my phone that I lose access to Hotmail on my phone?
dottotech (4 years ago)
Great tip +David Soles much appreciated!
Jake B. (4 years ago)
+dottotech Thank you for the quick reply. I guess I'll bite the bullet and give it a shot. Looks like I will have to buy the premium edition in order to sync my mobile phone with my desktop so I can open a couple of web sites on my phone.
dottotech (4 years ago)
I can't speak to the issue of Lastpass remaining in business, although they have been around for a while and seem to be in good shape, I think  the bigger issue may be that that get acquired.  +Jake Beckham  the app works on mobility devices, You may need to pay $12 a year for that.
olbaze (4 years ago)
One downside I can spot is that if you regularly have to use public PCs or other PCs where you're not allowed to install software, that necessitates the mobile app. However, that mobile app only works on specific operating systems. What if I am using an operating system that is not supported and need to regularly log into public PCs?
dottotech (4 years ago)
Then another system is likely what you need, I suspect 2 factor authentication would be a big help in that situation +olbaze
ROSSONERO (4 years ago)
what if lastpass servers get hack?? just guessing i'm not an expert HELP
dottotech (4 years ago)
No Worries +roossoner51 I always try to respond! I don't always have an answer though!
ROSSONERO (4 years ago)
Thank you Sir !! i never expect your answer
dottotech (4 years ago)
You should still be fine as they separate user login info and passwords. But no system is 100% secure.
Tom Bridge (4 years ago)
Excellent overview. As always your enthusiasm shines through. Many thanks.
dottotech (4 years ago)
A pleasure Tom!
technofunky (4 years ago)
Thanks Steve :)
Broxine (4 years ago)
so... LastPass has then all of my sites i browse with usernames and Passwords saved at their servers ??? erm.. no thanks.
dottotech (4 years ago)
Not really, at least not in an unencrypted form, you it is complex, but your passwords are partially on Lastpass, and part on your system, you need to connect the 2 to get a useable password.  Not perfect, if you have a better solution I would love to hear it!
Joshua Wilson (4 years ago)
There's several features in LastPass to make it more secure
Corydon Rose (4 years ago)
Has anybody used LastPass for Windows 8 phones? I just tried out LastPass on my desktop, but ended up deleting my account. The program wouldn't export data correctly, has too many crammed features (secure notes? really?), and I somehow ended up with duplicate website profiles. I don't see any videos of anyone using it on W8 phone. I don't want to pay the fee just to try it out. For now I will keep using my password protected Excel spreadsheet... not the most convenient.
PunizherTM (4 years ago)
seems like a nice program/app but how do you deal with programs or games that require a login name and password? eg battle.net? u have LassPass to generate a password to the website but u going to need that same password to login to the game client, and if you have more than 1 game/program client to login to that's allot of copy and paste as well, or i am missing something?
Chuck Lobaito (4 years ago)
Thank you for sharing your knowledge. You have made a difference in my life
dottotech (4 years ago)
Thanks Chuck! Glad to help.
S. (4 years ago)
I love your videos Mr. Steve .. They are so informative. Thumps Up :D
dottotech (4 years ago)
Appreciate it Hana!
juxtopose (4 years ago)
Another Hat Tip, You can even restrict access to your Lastpass Account BY COUNTRY through your Lastpass Preferences window. This is another good and effortless (on user's part) layer of security to prevent your account from being accessed from anywhere else. So apart from the 2 Factor Authentication this restriction of access by country is another handy dandy layer of security for securing your lastpass account from prying eyes.
DrEdwardo (4 years ago)
Great overview but you missed one of the key security features for LastPass.  You can (and most definitely should) protect your master password with two-factor authentication.  LastPass supports Google Authenticator and others.
dottotech (4 years ago)
Excellent Point, I should do an update!
Steve, just wanted to let you know that I'm including this video in a blog post I'm doing on LastPass next week. 
dottotech (4 years ago)
Again, pure gold from +David Soles thanks!
dottotech (4 years ago)
That is disappointing, I am not sure if there is a work around or not.
dottotech (4 years ago)
Thanks for letting me know Kimberly, I just checked out your videos, drop me a note, I would love to have a chat. [email protected]
Pavel Bendov (4 years ago)
thanks for review of this service. Very helpful. I was thinking about +1Password  but they are too expansive imho. +LastPass does a really good job! Thank you 
Marlene Pisani (4 years ago)
Isn't it a real leap of faith, to give all this info to one place,, love the idea but, these days who can you trust?? I didn't like the idea they asked for your social security info at start up,,so i didn't give it,,, I will tread cautiously but am willing to try, cause these passwords are really getting out of hand,,,  I also want to say I am so glad to find you again,, I used to watch your program on tv way back in the day and you haven't changed a bit!   Any advice on something, I am a bookkeeper and want to get a online backup service, but I also need secure file sharing capabilities, I have done some research and am leaning towards back blaze and drop box, but do I really need both?
Anthony Duncalf (7 months ago)
The data is encrypted on your machine so even LastPass can't decode your data as they don't have the private key. The biggest issue is if your master password gets stolen from something like a phishing attack. You can set up 2 factor authentication though with the Google authenticator app which pretty much eliminates a phishing attack. Using these security measures and having a different password with every site seems like the best option out there really to me. Having your passwords written down in a notebook has it's own issues.And trying to remember them in your head forces you to choose less secure passwords.
LaughingLion4Ever (4 years ago)
Still remember Dotto's Data Cafe. 

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