KnowTechie: LastPass says your passwords are totally safe and no one’s account was compromised

KnowTechie: LastPass says your passwords are totally safe and no one’s account was compromised. “LastPass really wants you to know that the company didn’t leak any of your passwords. Earlier this week, users reported that the company notified them that their master passwords might have been compromised. But now, the company says an “error” may have caused the alerts to be sent out.”

LastPass vs. 1Password: Which password manager wins? (Tom’s Guide)

Tom’s Guide: LastPass vs. 1Password: Which password manager wins?. “LastPass does have a leg up with its free tier, which has all the basic functionality you could want, although it recently limited syncing across all device types (computers, smartphones and tablets) to its premium plan. However, 1Password’s user experience on Apple devices and its plans to improve the design across platforms put it in close proximity to other competitors. So which should you get? Let this LastPass vs. 1Password faceoff help you decide.”

The Verge: The best free password manager

The Verge: The best free password manager. “There are many good password managers available that charge a monthly fee, but for this guide we’re going to be focusing on free services. All of them have paid subscription tiers, but for most, the free tier offers the essential core features of a password manager.”

Mashable: 5 password managers to replace LastPass

Mashable: 5 password managers to replace LastPass. “According to The Verge, LastPass’s free version will only allow users to view their passwords from one type of device, either mobile or computer, starting March 16. On that date, users will have to choose their device category, which they will be able to switch only three times, or upgrade to Premium at $3/month. Since I do actually want to make my life easier and more secure (and yours, too!): I’ve gathered the best free and paid alternatives to LastPass.”

ScienceBlog: Researchers Expose Vulnerabilities Of Password Managers

ScienceBlog: Researchers Expose Vulnerabilities Of Password Managers. “Encrypted vaults accessed by a single master password or PIN, they store and autofill credentials for the user and come highly recommended by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre. However, researchers at the University of York have shown that some commercial password managers may not be a watertight way to ensure cyber security.”

Medium: Before You Use a Password Manager

Medium: Before You Use a Password Manager. “I cringe when I hear self-proclaimed experts implore everyone to “use a password manager for all your passwords” and ‘turn on two-factor authentication for every site that offers it.’ As most of us who perform user research in security quickly learn, advice that may protect one individual may harm another. Each person uses technology differently, has a unique set of skills, and faces different risks.”

MakeUseOf: The Best Password Managers for Every Occasion

MakeUseOf: The Best Password Managers for Every Occasion. “Everyone should attempt to store their passwords securely. Along with two-factor authentication, it’s one of the best practices for locking down your precious online accounts. But which password manager is right for you? Today we’ll try to answer that question.” There are some additional suggestions in the comments.

Washington Post: Password managers have a security flaw. But you should still use one.

Washington Post: Password managers have a security flaw. But you should still use one.. “A new study has identified security flaws in five of the most popular password managers. Now for some counterintuitive advice: I still think you should use a password manager. So do the ethical hackers with Independent Security Evaluators who came to me with news of the flaws — and other security pros I spoke to about the study, published Tuesday. You wouldn’t stop using a seat belt because it couldn’t protect you from every kind of vehicle accident. The same applies to password managers.” Or maybe don’t use the Windows 10 app for a password manager?