What To Do If You Lose the Master Password to Your Password Manager

Using a password manager is smart security. That’s nothing new. However, the best password managers keep your credentials locked behind a single "master" password that only you know. But what happens if you lose that master password? » 2/18/15 11:57am 2/18/15 11:57am

Lifehacker Faceoff: The Best Password Managers, Compared

You have a ton of options for password managers, but when it comes to your security, you want the best possible tool for the job. Let's take a look at some of the most popular password managers and compare them side-by-side so you can pick the one that's right for you. » 1/30/15 1:00pm 1/30/15 1:00pm

LastPass Now Tells You Which Heartbleed-Affected Passwords to Change

This week, a giant security hole came to light that affects a large portion of the internet. As different sites recover, you'll need to change your passwords, and now LastPass tells you when to do so. » 4/10/14 8:53am 4/10/14 8:53am

Do You Use a Password Manager?

We could all use a good self-audit on our passwords—bank accounts, credit cards, e-mails, social networks—but is it better to just let a password manager handle all of our passwords instead? Or should we still cook up a different password for each account on our own? What do you guys do? » 8/27/12 7:30pm 8/27/12 7:30pm

How to Manage Passwords In Any Browser And On Any OS

I want a universal password manager—something that can work with any browser and any OS—and I want it to be simple, secure, and completely dummy-proof. Turns out that such a thing actually exists. Meet LastPass. » 3/02/10 6:40pm 3/02/10 6:40pm