Tech Break

Nov 2nd 2016

Tech Break 3286

How to Get a Free Password Manager

Hosted by Megan Morrone
Protect your passwords across devices for free.
Guests: Owen JJ Stone
Category: TWiT Bits

Megan Morrone and Owen JJ Stone talk about the latest LastPass Password Manager news. LastPass just gave you another reason to protect your accounts with a password manager. Because its free. The LastPass payment structure has always been a bit confusing and their purchase by the company LogMeIn hasn't changed that. In the consumer version you could use the browser extension for free, but if you wanted to use LastPass on a phone or a table, you had to pay an annual subscription fee. Now that $12 fee is gone for generating complicated passwords and storing them across all of your devices. If you want to pay for LastPass Premium you'll get family sharing for up to five users, 1GB of encrypted file storage, YubiKey and other two-factor login integrations, desktop fingerprint identification and LastPass for applications. The update is available right now and the company says they'll give refunds if you've recently paid for LastPass Premium just to get multi-device access and you don't need those other features.

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