Popular guest writer, Glenn Taggart, tells you why he made the move from free KeyPass, to free LastPass, to protect his usernames/passwords, while online.
Being a freak about security, I don’t have the same password, or username, for anything. Also, my passwords are long and not the type that I can remember since they all have letters, numeric, and various characters in them. My philosophy on passwords is – if you are gonna try to crack me, you’re gonna spend some time doing it.
I still recommend you encrypt your financial usernames/passwords (if they aren’t the type you can’t remember), and keep them local, as opposed to online in the cloud. For the non financial usernames/passwords, I highly recommend you use LastPass.
LastPass is a great local and cloud application that can sync your usernames/passwords from computer to computer. You load in the information and LastPass will autofill both your username and password.
All you have to do is set up one username and one password to access LastPass. LastPass is encrypted, so it would be pretty difficult for someone to access your information without your username and password.
I use three computers on a regular basis – Laptop, home desktop, work desktop. With LastPass, all of my usernames and passwords are a click away.
I know many of you use KeyPass. I have been trialing both programs, and have decided LastPass is my favorite.
LastPass integrates well with all browser platforms and is free to use!
Automatically log into your websites.
Fill complex website forms with a single click.
Share logins and confidential data with friends.
Seamlessly synchronize your data across multiple computers.
Generate secure random passwords.
Login using an on-screen keyboard.
Create One Time Passwords to use when traveling.
Watch the video on LastPass Basic Instructions: Provides basic introductory instructions on how to use LastPass.
System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Server 2008, Win 7.
Download at: LastPass.com
Guest Writer: This is a guest post by Glenn Taggart of The Crazy World of G, one of the hardest working people I know, who brings a background as a high level super user, to the Blogging world.
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