Talking about the specific use of Password managers then it helps to manage passwords conveniently on numerous sites, accounts, and other services people use these days. While there are plenty of password manager apps and services in the market today, few of them are trustworthy.
Unfortunately, it seems like LastPass become the victim of cybercriminals, who managed to access a slew of data. It also includes the password vaults used by customers. As per LastPass, an unauthorized user can able to gain access to third-party cloud-based storage services. Whereby LastPass uses to store encrypted archived customer vault data.
While in layman’s terms, it reflects that the “threat actor” is now able to get the backup of your LastPass vault. It stores the website login info, credit card numbers, and various similar important details.
Change your LastPass master password, and stop using the same password
Hopefully, LastPass says that its user’s details data is safe as long as they used to carry efficiently strong master passwords. Since it is not easy to decipher the same, here credit goes to 256-bit encryption even with brute force. Therefore, this is positive hope here.
At the same time, the company is urging users to change their master password in order to increase security. Whereas, it also prompts users not to use the LastPass master password on other services and websites. Since if those passwords came to terms earlier then it could be easier for malicious actors to access your LastPass account.
And at last, LastPass is suggesting changing the passwords that you have stored in its app. The same becomes a demoralizing task for those with too many stored login credentials. Subsequently, it looks like one of the best ways to ensure this breach isn’t able to affect you and all the private info.
Therefore, password managers are not completely secure or as protected as they market themselves. While there’s no authentic method to save your sensitive data completely.