Do you use one or two passwords across all your online accounts? Would you like to use a single secure password across all your online accounts, but think it will be hard to keep track off them all? Think again...
What is Lastpass?
LastPass is an online password manager and form filler that makes web browsing easier and more secure. You can store all the usernames and passwords for all the websites your visit and lastpass will remember them for you. LastPass have browser plug-ins for all major browsers, operating systems and Apps for all major mobile devices.
What is a YubiKey?
A YubiKey (made by Yubico) is a strong, two-factor authentication device that creates one-time passwords. The device is so small and robust you can keep it on your keys, I like this as everywhere i go i have a key to my house, a key to my car and a key to my online life.
This is how a YubiKey is made...
How do they work together?
The YubiKey can be used as a way to login to your LastPass account in-conjunction with your e-mail address and master password, making it impossible for anyone to access your online life without your physical YubiKey.
Set-up a YubiKey to login to LastPass:
Set-up a YubiKey to login to your computer:
Can i trust LastPass?
When your trusting your whole online life to a single company, you have to be sure your can trust them. Here's a video from the TWIT show Security Now with Steve Gibson - the man who coined the term spyware and created the first anti-spyware software - explaining how LastPass security works (Watch out! This gets geeky).
I have been using LastPass with a YubiKey for about 6 months now and i feel it's made my online life 1000% more secure without making it too cumbersome to access my accounts, even on my mobile devices.