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#1 +warwagon

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:27

Lastpass was down today apparently.

 

At 3:57 Eastern Time this morning, one of the data centers that LastPass relies on went down. Our team immediately took action to migrate LastPass to run entirely on a different data center. As a result, many users experienced connection errors with the LastPass service, and LastPass.com has been intermittently unavailable throughout the morning. We have been engaged with our data center provider the entire time to resolve the issues. Please note this does not impact the security of your data.

We are doing everything we can to mitigate the impact and resolve the situation as quickly as possible, and apologize for the inconvenience caused. We strongly recommend users login through the browser extensions to access their vault, where most users should have access though some may still see warnings that they are in “offline mode”.

We will continue to update our user base and appreciate your patience.

 

 

http://blog.lastpass...ity-errors.html

 

lot of angry comments.

 

There were a lot of upset users that were locked out of all of there logins. They have an offline feature don't they? Why don't people use it?

 

I use Roboform and only thing I rely on the roboform servers for is syncing between computers. I also have all my passwords printed out.

 

Do these people not even have hard copies?




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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:34

Lastpass was down today apparently.

 

 

http://blog.lastpass...ity-errors.html

 

lot of angry comments.

 

There were a lot of upset users that were locked out of all of there logins. They have an offline feature don't they? Why don't people use it?

 

I use Roboform and only thing I rely on the roboform servers for is syncing between computers. I also have all my passwords printed out.

 

Do these people not even have hard copies?

 

Please tell me your joking when you say that......



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:35

Please tell me your joking when you say that......

 

Of course i'm not joking, I have them in a safety deposit box at the bank :) It's a hard copy of all 350 Roboform password cards. Amounts to about 17 pages.

 

Roboform could drop off the face of the earth and I wouldn't be screwed, unlike apparently most lastpass users.

 

I mean I have backup copies of them as well as a cd backup, off site backup, and about 3 other places, but all of those could go away too and I still wouldn't be screwed.

 

Just imagine what would happen if your house burned down, the cloud failed you and so did your off site backup media. Imagine all things digital failed you. Then what?



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:39

Of course i'm not joking, I have them in a safety deposit box at the bank :) It's a hard copy of all 350 Roboform password cards. Amounts to about 17 pages.

 

Roboform could drop off the face of the earth and i'm not screwed, unlike apparently most lastpass users.

You of all people should know printing passwords is dumb.

Thats why you should have them backed up not relied on cloud lol



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:41

You of all people should know printing passwords is dumb.

Thats why you should have them backed up not relied on cloud lol

 

Me of all people should now printing them out is not dumb, because I see technology failures everyday. Plus they are in a secure safety deposit box so i'm not worried.

 

Most people don't have off site backups. (I have one of those also!) So if their house burns down they are screwed... I mean the cloud should save them, but still.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:43

You should probably encrypt your passwords before storing them.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:44

You should probably encrypt your passwords before storing them.

 

Kind of defeats the purpose of a hard copy. ....

 

The ones I do store do require a master password to open each one.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:51

The hard-copy debate aside (bad idea imo), this is one of the main reasons why i'm highly adverse to cloud-based solutions...



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 03:53

The hard-copy debate aside (bad idea imo)

 

I think a person is far more likely to be hacked than have their safety deposit box broken into. which requires a signature each time it's accessed and needs key!

 

The Safety Deposit box is Physical access.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 04:09

The lastpass outage wasn't entirely their fault. Many ISPs has major issues today because of using routers that can only handle 512k routes.

 

http://www.zdnet.com...why-7000032566/



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 04:17

I think a person is far more likely to be hacked than have their safety deposit box broken into. which requires a signature each time it's accessed and needs key!

 

The Safety Deposit box is Physical access.

Someone at the bank could gain access to that safety deposit box if they were determined enough. Maybe if a different key were to be required to access it, then maybe i'd put more faith in that.


The hard-copy debate aside (bad idea imo), this is one of the main reasons why i'm highly adverse to cloud-based solutions...

I'm with you on that.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 04:18

Someone at the bank could gain access to that safety deposit box if they were determined enough. Maybe if a different key were to be required to access it, then maybe i'd put more faith in that.

 

It requires 2 keys. Mine and the banks at the same time. if you lose your copy of the keys you have to pay a fee. because they have to drill it out and change the box.

 

As far as worried about it goes that is so far down on my list  ....err it's not even on my list.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 04:28

I didn't notice any downtime. It logged me off, but i was able to relogin.

 

i don't think i have a hard copy of my passwords, but i've been using lastpass for years now and never had any major problem that i can remember.



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 04:29

The lastpass outage wasn't entirely their fault. Many ISPs has major issues today because of using routers that can only handle 512k routes.

 

http://www.zdnet.com...why-7000032566/

ah, so thats why nutorrent also gone for yesterday



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Posted 13 August 2014 - 04:39

KeePass everybody!