Oct 3, 2014

The Growth of Technology Comes with Increased Risk


Did you know that there are over 500 million victims of cybercrime a year? That means that every second, some 18 people are victims of cybercrime - and the numbers grow more alarming every year.

StaySafeOnline.org's infographic for National Cyber Security Awareness Month (#NCSAM) shows just how much the Internet has changed over the last decade. Computers and mobile devices have proliferated, and so has our reliance on web technologies. That trend has also spurred the growth of cybercrime into a multibillion dollar industry!

Click through the image below to see the infographic detailing the journey the Internet has taken, and where it's likely headed in the next few years.

Are your security practices keeping up? Be sure to take the #LastPassChallenge and put your passwords to the test!


Oct 1, 2014

Are You Ready to Put Your Passwords to the Test?

Do Heartbleed, Shellshock, and CyberVor ring any bells? How about the Target, Home Depot, and JPMorgan Chase breaches? All of these incidents compromised our security - putting our passwords, credit cards, and online accounts at risk of getting hacked.

October is here and that means National Cyber Security Awareness Month is back! Spearheaded by StaySafeOnline.org, NCSAM reminds us that cyber security is important and shows us how to keep improving our online security habits.

We want to make it as hard as possible for hackers to access your data. You wouldn’t leave your doors at home wide open and unlocked at all times, right? The data we use and store online should also be protected with strong locks.

Take the LastPass Security Challenge!

To kick off the month, take a pledge with us: Run the LastPass Security Challenge, and pledge to make your score better. Or, if you're not using LastPass, download it now and add your accounts so you can take the Security Challenge.


Improving your passwords = improving the strength of the locks you use to keep your information safe.

The LastPass Security Challenge performs an “audit” of your passwords, highlighting weak or duplicate passwords, and alerting you if your accounts may have been affected by a breach at another website.

The challenge will help you measure progress as you work to randomize your passwords and implement better security with LastPass. Just open your LastPass browser extension menu, and launch the Security Challenge from the Tools submenu.

Take a snapshot of your score and use #LastPassChallenge to share your pledge with us. How high do you think you can get that score by the end of the month? Let’s find out!

Stay tuned for more great tips and action items over the coming weeks. And if you’re not using a password manager yet, get started today by creating an account, adding your passwords, and improving them with the LastPass Security Challenge.