July 30, 2012
Web Tools We Recommend: Last Pass
I’m willing to bet you’re one of two types of people:
Type 1: Uses the same password for everything
While this makes for less stress, there are obvious security risks to this approach. If your login information for one account is jeopardized, everything is. Unfortunately, even those who implement this method will still find themselves dealing with multiple passwords because different sites require different formats, for example, “Must be longer than x characters”, or “Alphanumeric characters only”.
Type 2: Uses several different passwords
This method provides a greater level of security, but also more headaches in the form of misremembered passwords, reset requests, and being locked out when your first 3 attempts weren’t the correct passwords.
The Solution? LastPass!
Regardless of which type you fall into, there’s a tool that will help. LastPass is a browser extension available in all major browsers and Operating Systems, that will generate secure passwords and remember them for you, automatically entering them whenever you return to the site. This way, you only have to remember the one password, but you’ll still be using a strong, unique password on each page.
Another great feature is the “Fill Forms” option, which allows you to store the information commonly found on most forms “Name”, “Email”, “Phone”, “Address” etc. This allows you to fill out several fields with the click of a mouse. This is great for repeat tasks, such as filling out local listing reports for Search Engine Optimization purposes.
Just FYI: We haven’t been paid or incentivized for the creation of this article in any way. LastPass is a tool we use ourselves; it saves us time, and we think it could do the same for you! This is another part of the way we strive to be the best Web Design Company Arlington has to offer.