Popular password manager and vault LastPass has launched a free two-factor authentication (2FA) app that compliments its password manager and vault, bringing added security to users. The application is also designed to be used with “hundreds” of popular applications and websites, including Amazon, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook and more.
With its launch today, the LastPass Authenticator App is now available for mobile devices across the three prominent platforms – iTunes App Store, Google Play and the Microsoft App Store.
The app will bring the “second” factor of multi-factor authentication via a six-digit real-time code that can be used to gain access to the LastPass [...]
LastPass has long been known as a trustworthy password manager, thanks to their browser extensions, ease of use and security protocols. Recently, researcher Sean Cassidy carried out a presentation at the hacker convention, Shmoocon. There, he demonstrated a phishing attack that reportedly exposed a vulnerability in the LastPass security system.
The attack was meant to trick users who accessed a malicious website into believing that they have been logged out of their LastPass accounts. Once this happened, they would be prompted to relog by entering their master password on a false website, which would then steal the user’s information.
Once these claims were made, [...]
Users of LastPass are vulnerable to a phishing attack that requires preventive measures. Sean Cassidy, CTO at Praesidio, a cloud cyber security startup, detected that attackers can steal a user’s password, email and two-factor authentication code, which make all the user’s documents and passwords vulnerable. He described the vulnerability and suggested protection measures on his website. He also discussed LastPass at ShmooCon 2016, a hacker convention.
The attack, which Cassidy references as LostPass, displays messages in the browser that an attacker can fake. The user cannot distinguish between the fake LostPass message and the real message since the fake one looks the same [...]
The most widely used password manager of them all just got huge facelift via a major update that also brings in a set of useful new features.
LastPass has announced and shared its newest update today, with LastPass 4.0. A new and improved interface, simpler navigation and a set of new features round up what is arguably the most popular password manager today.A New UI
The crisp new interface is the first thing you’re likely to notice as a LastPass user. The redesign includes a less-confusing password vault, a new web vault for the website and entirely new browser extension menus.
Android users will also notice ‘hover’ menus that enables options such as [...]