Join Suzanna Kaye for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the built-in security, and changing your extension security settings, part of LastPass Password Management Fundamentals.
- Making your passwords easy to retrieve is great,…but how do you know that they're secure?…LastPass has a ton of security already built in,…and even more security options you can customize…for your situation and comfort level.…In this chapter of the course, I'll review a lot of the…security features and options available to you…to keep your data secure, and how to use each one.…As I mentioned, LastPass comes with some pretty hefty…security features already built in,…with nothing you need to do to set it up.…Let's talk about two of the main features.…Local encryption.…
LastPass uses only high-powered local encryption.…Encryption is a form of encoding data so only someone…with the right decryption key can access it.…And LastPass uses the same encryption algorithm that the…U.S. government uses for their top secret data.…What LastPass does is encrypt all of your data…before it ever leaves your computer.…This means none of your data is sent over the Internet…in a readable format.…When you retrieve your data from LastPass,…
First, learn how to set up and use LastPass on desktops, phones, and tablets; upload existing passwords and generate new ones; organize data; and work with identities and Secure Notes. Then discover how to share logins and folders with others, sync data, use the LastPass Tab and LastPass Wallet apps, and understand best practices for adjusting LastPass security settings and alerts.
- Creating a complex master password
- Creating a LastPass account
- Installing LastPass
- Uploading logins
- Using form fill profiles and secure notes
- Sharing logins
- Adjusting security settings
- Auditing your security with LastPass
- Backing up and syncing LastPass data
Skill Level Beginner
Q: My screen doesn't match the LastPass interface shown in the course. What changed?
- The order of the items in the left-hand menu is slightly different, and Settings was renamed Account Settings.
- The folder icons in the vault have a slightly different look.
- The security login option for grid authentication is no longer offered in the Account Settings' Security tab; it is only in the Multifactor tab.
- The security keyboard is no longer a grey button under the login, but a keyboard icon within the password box.
- Menus in the Tools menu open a bit differently, though all items are in the same order and have the same names.
- The popup box to share a login has a slightly different look and no longer shows the option of sharing a password only or a full login.
- In the top menu, they added a Credit Monitoring option and moved the Tutorials option to the left-side menu.
- When adding a login, the Add to Favorites option is now at the top of the dialogue box and the other settings are accessed by clicking a link at the bottom called Advanced Settings. Previously, they were always visible.