"One Ring to Rule Them All": LastPass helps to control all your passwords
April 17, 2019

"One Ring to Rule Them All": LastPass helps to control all your passwords

Marcelo de Vasconcellos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with LastPass

Weak passwords present a real threat to sensitive information and each day we need to login in a number of online services. Security experts tell us that passwords must be long, not based on real words and, ideally, mix letters, numbers, and symbols. They also tell us to use a specific password for each service. This makes difficult to remember correctly an increasing number of passwords. In a professional environment, this can lead to all sort of problems. LastPass provides an easy and safe way to access different services without having to rely on one's memory, or even on text notes.
  • It is easy to set up. It works as a browser add-on, allowing to enter passwords manually or in bulk.
  • It works seamlessly, offering to save passwords as you log in to apps and websites.
  • It has a nice "Security Challenge" feature, which tests the strength of your passwords.
  • It stores and automatically fills web forms.
  • LastPass's autofill function can be confusing for newbies.
  • The Vault, LastPass's main interface screen, could benefit from a better interface design.
  • LastPass is accessed through entering a master password. Despite the fact that this master password is not stored in LastPass servers, the hint for it can be stored, harming a bit of the security aspect.
  • Our team became more conscious of using strong passwords and not repeating them for different websites.
  • Weak passwords were definitely abandoned.
  • Due to LastPass automatic filling, the process to access different websites is significantly quicker.
Despite 1Password's better interface and a few extra features, like allowing the creation of multiple "vaults" (profiles) for different sets of passwords, it does not provide a free version. LastPass offers a very capable free version (including a smartphone app), which allows for a detailed evaluation before committing to the paid version. It also can change multiple passwords at once, which is very important when there are suspicions of breaches of security.
LastPass is a per-user app, and each user has to set up and manage his/her own LastPass account. Each user has to keep secure the master password for his/her particular account since without it it is not possible to recover the stored passwords. That being said, it is not a difficult task, and it should not impact negatively the adoption process of this solution.
LastPass is recommended both for professional and home users. It shines as an easy way to access websites and apps without having to enter a single password. It allows for the creation of strong passwords, and even suggests them, enhancing the security of the work environment, particularly in businesses that deal with very sensitive data. It also warns when you enter a password already used in another site, actively helping to develop safer internet habits.