Because identity theft can happen to anyone.
Have you had the same password for years? Do you have that one password that you use over and over again? Do your Facebook and bank account share a password? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to rethink your security.
Before you roll your eyes and think, “identity theft wont happen to me,” realize that every victim of identity theft has thought that exact same thing. The solution may be simpler than you think. Having a password manager, such as LastPass, can greatly reduce your chances of getting hacked.
LastPass just released an update that provides more security than ever before. Here are some tips straight from the source on how to make sure your information is secure:
Use the LastPass Vault as a launch pad
Launch sites directly from the LastPass vault. This is the safest way to access your credentials and sites until this vulnerability is resolved.
Whenever possible, turn on two-factor authentication with your accounts; many websites now offer this option for added security.
Beware of Phishing Attacks
Always be vigilant to avoid phishing attempts. What is phishing? It’s the act of sending fraudulent emails out from a trusted email. That IRS email that says you’re being sued? Probably phishing. Do not click on links from people you don’t know, or that seem out of character from your trusted contacts and companies.