LastPass has discovered a hacking attempt, but don't panic

First, the bad news: LastPass has recently notified users that a hacking attempt has been discovered on the company's network. The good news: the login data stored in your LastPass vault is pretty safe, and you can do something to make it even safer.

For those of you not familiar with it, LastPass is a company that offers password management software that stores all your login data inside a secure 'vault', locked with a master password, which is the only thing you need to remember when using it. You can also use a number of multi-factor authentication options, including the Microsoft Authenticator app for Windows phones.

After a thorough investigation, LastPass has found that "account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and authentication hashes were compromised", but that the data inside the users' vaults isn't easy to access, thanks to added security strengthening done by the company on its servers.

If you are a LastPass user and want to make absolutely sure that your data is safe, it's time to change your master password. Furthermore, you should consider using multi-factor authentication - if you are not using it already, and make sure you don't use your current LastPass master password on other services or websites.

If you're interested in knowing more about Microsoft's vision on the future of secure authentication, you'll definitely find 'Windows Hello' interesting. The Redmond giant is taking security very serious in its upcoming operating system, Windows 10.

Source: LastPass Blog

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