Dec 29, 2010
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In our efforts to bring you expanded, go-anywhere access to your data, we're excited to announce that LastPass has acquired Xmarks! It's a great opportunity that not only ensures the survival of the Xmarks add-on, but will also enhance our mission to provide the best data-syncing tools out there.
Xmarks, formerly known as Foxmarks, provides the world’s leading browser add-on for cross-browser bookmark sync that has successfully grown to over 4.5 million users syncing more than 1 billion bookmarks across 5 million computers. Xmarks has become an integral part of the browsing experience for millions of users, and you can rest assured that we will continue to expand the service in the coming months.
Xmarks is transitioning to a "freemium" business model, the same model that allowed us to grow into a thriving, profitable business. The browser add-on and the vast majority of what users have enjoyed will remain free. Users can then opt to purchase Xmarks Premium for $12 per year, which includes new enhanced features like Android and iPhone mobile phone apps, priority support, and more. The Xmarks and LastPass Premium offerings are also available bundled together at a reduced subscription rate of $20 per year. For current LastPass Premium users, this means you can upgrade today for only $8 more per year.
We believe the acquisition will prove to be a success because of the common mission shared by LastPass and Xmarks. Xmarks complements LastPass' vision of secure, universal access to the information that gives you entry to your digital life. As the ultimate cross-browser, cross-platform team, Xmarks and LastPass will work together to help more people simplify their digital lives and access their data from anywhere, at any time.
We're excited to welcome Xmarks to the LastPass family, and hope you will support both of these great services through your business and your Premium subscription. For more information, please check out the FAQs.
The LastPass & Xmarks Teams
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Oct 18, 2010
The article provides in-depth commentary on how the latest breed of password managers are providing users access to their data anywhere and at anytime. It highlights availability, security, and usability as being critical factors to consider when deciding on which password manager to use.
From the article:
I consider LastPass to be the overall winner. Security products should be easy to set up and use, and as unobtrusive as possible, or people just won't use them. LastPass does well on all counts while working on Windows, Mac, Linux and most smartphone platforms.
It was the only product to automatically populate and submit my credentials to a Web site as soon as I surfed to a Web site -- no button-clicking required. It has a few nice features, such as an analysis of your existing passwords for weaknesses and an option to automatically delete passwords stored insecurely by your browsers. It can store a local copy of your data on all mobile and personal computing platforms, and it offers the added protection of two-factor authentication.
You can read the complete article here: 4 password managers offer security anytime, anywhere
As a follow-up to the article, Robert L. Mitchel wrote a detailed blog post recommending the use of LastPass' two-factor authentication products.
From the post:
Of the four password management programs I reviewed this week, LastPass was the only one to support two-factor authentication...
Two-factor authentication can provide an extra layer of security for laptops that travel with you on the road or if you plan to access your password database from unsecured machines, which could contain malware...
You can read the complete post here: Protect your passwords with two-factor authentication
Oct 6, 2010
To begin, login to the target site and access the account settings or preferences page where you can change your password. In the case of a Gmail account, we have to go to the 'Personal Settings' section:
By clicking on ‘Confirm’, you will tell LastPass to swap the new, generated password for the old one stored for the site. ‘Save New Site’ creates an entirely new entry for the site with your previous username and the new, generated password, while leaving the old site entry, with your username and previous password, intact.
If you choose not to 'Confirm' or 'Save New Site', the generated password will have its own entry in your Vault and you can manually replace the old password in your site entry.
The next time you login to your site, LastPass will autofill with the new, generated password. Now you really have no excuses to up the strength of your stored sites!
Have more how-to article requests? Send us a note at email@example.com with your idea, and we may just cover it!
Sep 29, 2010
Secure Note Templates
Extension for Dolphin Browser HD on Android
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But – what does that mean?
Well, it means that we developed the LastPass password manager so that the following three points hold true:
When you create your LastPass account, an encryption key is created on your computer (your Master Password, or MP, and email go through a complex, irreversible process known as hashing to form your encryption key). Any sensitive data you then save to your account is ‘locked up’ by the encryption key while still on your computer, then sent in encrypted form to LastPass’ server.
3. We never receive the key to decrypt that data.
Jun 26, 2010
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Jun 22, 2010
Version 1.68.6 of our tabbed browser for Apple's iPad was released to the iTunes Store yesterday!
New features include:
- Better progress notifications -- now has a bar indicating approximate page loading state
- Autologout of LastPass on close
- Prevent caching
- User Agent override support -- you can get the desktop or the mobile version of sites.
- Optional Image Blocking for faster loading
- [Toggle] showing/hiding passwords when editing from vault to make it easier to copy
Resolved issues include:
Thank you for all of the feedback, we continue to make improvements and add features that will increase functionality.
- Fixed potential crash in Save All
- Potential multiple tabs opening for a single link
- Performance improvements
We know many of you would love to use Safari - we would if we could, but it's still not possible right now. We do provide Bookmarklets for Safari which is the maximum functionality currently possible in the native browser. Thanks for your support in working around these limitations!
Jun 9, 2010
May 12, 2010
You'll notice at first glance that it looks like a browser - and that's because it is! LastPass for iPad is a fully featured, tabbed browser supporting all the rendering modes and plugins that mobile Safari does, with the addition of full LastPass integration. Accessing your secure notes, automatically filling forms, adding new sites, and most major features of the desktop version are supported, with more features on the way after our first release. We've also listened to your concerns and revamped the UI for this version. LastPass iPad will hopefully be submitted and approved for the App store in the next couple weeks.
May 6, 2010
Your Mom may think that she doesn’t have that many accounts, but trust us, she does. You can help her setup and store her email, bank, car insurance, home insurance, mortgage, Netflix, credit card, AAA, Amazon, airline memberships, PayPal, Ebay…the list gets longer every year. Not to mention you can help her securely save notes on pins, account numbers, and access codes for everything from bike locks to a Barnes&Noble membership.
How can LastPass help to make Mom’s online experience easier and safer?
- Never lose another password. By saving all of her login information to her LastPass Vault, she will only have one Master Password to remember.
- Stop typing in passwords. Edit her LastPass settings so that she is logged in automatically whenever she visits a saved URL.
- Streamline online shopping. Does Mom shop online frequently? LastPass allows her to autofill registration, billing and shipping forms with one click.
- Keep sensitive data secure. She would be the only one with access to her LastPass password, and only she can unlock her data.
- Separate work and home. Create an Identity for work and home and then assign sites, form fill profiles, and secure notes to one or the other.
Does your Mom prefer to browse and shop on her phone?
By upgrading to LastPass Premium for $1 a month, Mom can access her LastPass vault from her cell phone. So no matter where she is, she can view, add, edit, and delete her sites using all of the same great features.
Show Mom you love her by making her life a little easier and keeping her safe online.
[Photo credit: ErinM]
Apr 29, 2010
Feb 26, 2010
We'll be demoing at Google's IO event, May 19th-20th in the developer sandbox: http://code.google.com/events/io/2010/sandbox.html If you're planning on attending stop by and introduce yourself.
Our enterprise effort is developing nicely, one of the most exciting features is creating a 'Role' that contains all the sites you want a particular user, or set of users to have, and the capability to share those sites with your users in a completely seamless, yet secure manner. Here's an initial video of the capability:
If add and delete sites in the roles those changes are reflected automatically, we're still finalizing synchronization of changes back to the admin, but it's coming soon. If you want to see if LastPass can solve your enterprise password challenges please contact us: https://lastpass.com/enterprise_contactus.php
Feb 2, 2010
The real panic for users isn't so much that their Twitter accounts might have been compromised, but rather that they might have used the identical password with other websites.
If you used LastPass to automatically login to Twitter you are immune from the above mentioned phishing attack since LastPass will only auto-fill and auto-login to sites with a matching domain name. LastPass knows never to send your confidential information to any rogue site that is trying to impersonate twitter.com.
Phishing attacks on popular email and social networking sites seems to be dramatically increasing with no end in site. LastPass users should go one step further in protecting themselves against the next large scale phishing attack: take the LastPass Security Challenge to see what other sites might be at risk from duplicate passwords and then use LastPass to generate secure random passwords to protect your online identity.