Just started using Last Pass... tips?

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  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Okay after resisting for months. I have just started using Last Pass. Any tips?
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    You can turn up the PBKDF2 rounds in LastPass to 256,000. I would try increasing by 5,000 at a time until logging in takes as long as you can stand.
     
  3. J_L

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    Enable two-factor authentication. Use one-time passwords (or maybe on-screen keyboard) for public computers. Tweak password generator to as secure as you want. Remember all the essential passwords.
     
  4. The Seeker

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    Use at least 24 character passwords (a mixture numbers, special characters and upper- and lower-case letters) whenever sites will allow it.
     
  5. Victek

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    Yes, two factor authentication is essential since it will keep the account safe even if the master password is discovered. I use Google Authenticator on my Android phone - couldn't be easier.
     
  6. mattdocs12345

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    Can't seem to find that option...
     
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    I too use 2 FA. Highly recommended!
     
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    I use the grid, basically it will ask you 4 locations on this small grid. It's like playing battleship but very secure and easy to use. You can keep the grid on a piece of paper in your wallet. I've used sesame before too but in the future I will go the Yubikey route.
     
  10. Victek

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    I used Sesame for a while and it worked OK, but of course I had to keep track of the flash drive. Since I'm is carrying a smartphone anyway Google Authenticator makes more sense plus it's supported in the free version of LP. Do you feel the Yubikey has some advantage?
     
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    Thanks guys. I will use the grid since it's free.
     
  12. dogbite

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    Why so high? Wouldn't 100k be enough?
     
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