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LastPass confirms hack, recommends users change master password

by Brandon Russell | June 15, 2015June 15, 2015 7:40 pm PDT

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Here’s yet more proof that nothing is safe. LastPass, one of the market’s top password managers, has been hacked, which means it’s probably a good idea to change your master password. The company said no encrypted user vault data was swiped, and user accounts haven’t been accessed. But some information, like account email addresses, password reminders and other tidbits, were compromised.

As a precaution, however, you should think about updating your master password, especially if you have a weak master password to begin with. The good news is that you don’t need to change your passwords on other sites, which means your Gmail should be safe. LastPass recommended all users enable two-factor authentication regardless of what you do, which is solid advice for any login you have.

We’ll see if today’s breach has any lasting effects. While user data should be safe, there’s always the possibility of something happening, so better to be safe than sorry. You can read more about LastPass’ breach at the source link below. Some LastPass users are reporting that the company’s servers are getting slammed because everyone is trying to change their passwords at once, so if yours doesn’t go through, try again later.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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