LastPass Provides an Update

September 21, 2022 - 2 minutes read

LastPass provides an update to their recent security incident. Several weeks back, password manager LastPass announced an incident involving unauthorized access to portions of their development environment. To read more about it, check out this Security Byte. At the time of the incident LastPass stated, “we have seen no evidence that this incident involved any access to customer data or encrypted password vaults.

LastPass has followed up with their initial investigation, with assistance from Mandiant, a leading digital forensic company. LastPass states “We can also confirm that there is no evidence that this incident involved any access to customer data or encrypted password vaults.

What you can do

Although LastPass provides an update saying no customer data or passwords were accessible, you may still be concerned. This is a normal feeling. One thing you can do if you are committed to using LastPass, is to update your master password as a precaution if you have not done so already. Your master password with LastPass is the password you use to access your account. This password should be long, complex, and only used for accessing your LastPass account. Here are some great tips for password protection:

  • 12 – 16 characters in length or better yet, use a passphrase to make it even longer
  • Use upper and lower case letters, special characters, and numbers
  • Use a password only once
  • Utilize multifactor authentication when possible

Other Password Manager Options

The good thing about cybersecurity is there are usually multiple solutions you can deploy. This goes for password managers as well. There are numerous other password manager options besides LastPass, here are a few other options:

  • Dashlane
  • Keeper
  • 1Password
  • mSecure
  • Keepass

These alternatives are similarly priced and also have very similar features to each other. It is important to find one that works for you and one that you will consistently use.

For more information on protecting your small business from cybersecurity threats, like this LastPass security incident, check out Small Business, Big Threat!