LastPass is one of the best password managers around, and it’s free on any platform you desire. While the company urges you to make your master password (the one that unlocks your account and gives access to all your other passwords) secure, there are other default settings in LastPass you should change to make your account even safer.
Sign into the LastPass extension in any compatible browser and have a look at these settings.
Click the icon and choose Preferences; in the General tab, you’ll see two settings that log you out after the browser is closed or when you’re idle. By default these will both be off; change them to some reasonable number so that your account doesn’t stay logged in when you’re not around.
Next, open your Vault and click your username in the top-right, followed by Account Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings at the bottom and under Alerts, you can force LastPass to ask for your password before you take certain actions, such as accessing a secure note.
This can protect your most sensitive info, and can also be toggled on a per-site basis.
@LastPass The *default* for browser plugin should be to log off when the browser closes. Otherwise not very secure if a guest uses the PC.
— Will Sheppard (@WillSheppard) October 5, 2011
Also on this page, scroll down to the Security heading and you can allow logins only from certain countries. This can prevent malicious folk from outside your country from gaining access — just remember to change this before you travel.
Finally, scroll down to Tools and choose Destroy Sessions to kick any devices off your account that shouldn’t be there.
We’ve written a complete guide to LastPass, so be sure to check that out for more tips and help.
How do you keep LastPass secure? Give us your best tips in the comments!
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