11/30/2021

Using Lastpass

There are a few ways to do this, but as you’re starting out, the simplest method is to use LastPass’s built-in security challenge. In your browser, click the LastPass icon My Vault. As much as we like using LastPass, we've discovered one annoying issue when using subdomains. The problem was, that when you have different credentials for several subdomains, LastPass would often fill in the wrong login information as the first option. This was because LastPass didn't recognize the subdomains and treated them as domains.

LastPass makes it easy to have unique passwords for every single account you have -- because it remembers them for you!

According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigation report, 81% of data breaches are caused by poor credential management. A password manager is the next step after DUO MFA in securing UC Berkeley’s credentials and improving UC Berkeley’s overall credential management. Account breaches can happen when using weak passwords or reusing old passwords/sharing passwords across accounts.

LastPass simplifies your online life by remembering your passwords for you and alleviating these poor habits. With LastPass to manage your logins, it's easy to have a strong, unique password for every online account and improve your online security.

What is a password manager?

A password manager is a software application that stores, retrieves, and manages complex passwords, storing them in an encrypted format. Password managers store login information and automatically enter them to log you into your online accounts.

Why use a password manager?

A password manager makes your internet experience easier and safer. With a password manager to manage your logins, it's easy to have a strong, unique password for every online account and improve your online security. It stores login information of various accounts and automatically enters them into web forms to save you time. This helps prevent:

  1. The need to remember multiple passwords.

  2. Poor password behavior such as low complexity or one repeated password for multiple sites.

  3. Attacks like keystroke logging.

Why use LastPass?

  • One master password is all you need to remember to access all of your accounts! It’s like a CalNetID for your entire internet.

  • You can bring your passwords with you to any platform: web, desktop, and mobile. The passwords on one platform sync in real time on every other platform. This means, for example, if you change a password for a webpage on your web browser, it will automatically update the password on your tablet and mobile LastPass account.

    • Compatibility with every major OS: Windows, Mac, and Linux. LastPass even has a command line application.

  • LastPass is secure:

    • The latest algorithms (AES-256, PBKDF2 SHA-256, and salted hashes) are used to encrypt passwords. LastPass never sees your passwords in plaintext and your master password never leaves your machine.

    • Your passwords are encrypted and decrypted at the device level. Your master password, and the keys used to encrypt and decrypt data, are never sent to LastPass’ servers and are never accessible by LastPass or the Information Security Office. This means that even if your LastPass data is intercepted or compromised, your passwords are still safe. LastPass employs a 'zero-knowledge' model: all sensitive data is encrypted locally at your device with a key that is never transmitted to the host (LastPass). As such, even under government subpoena, LastPass could ever only turn over an encrypted blob with no key. This serves to protect your data from internal and external threats alike. This is why it is not guaranteed that your account will be recoverable if your Master Password is lost.

    • Additionally, adding DUO MFA provides an extra layer of security for your LastPass account.

  • Amazing customer service.

    • Promptly speak with a live technical support representative, who is happy to assist you.

    • By phone, call LastPass Enterprise Support at 1-866-890-6809 (Sunday, 7:30pm - Friday, 8:30pm U.S. EST)

    • For LastPass Premium, open a priority support ticket. With your Premium account, your support tickets are the first tickets addressed in the LastPass support system

  • LastPass has support for various fingerprint readers, including Windows Biometric Framework, as a Premium feature. Once enabled, you can use the Fingerprint reader to log in to the LastPass browser extension, rather than having to enter the Master Password. This includes Master Password reprompts as well.

  • Change a site’s password with a single-click. LastPass’s Auto-Password Change [BETA] currently supports 75 of the most popular websites. Learn more about generating a password.

  • Ability to securely store other critical pieces of information such as notes. LastPass can store notes and small pictures with the same security it uses for passwords. If you have important travel documents or itineraries, emergency contact info, or financial information, this is the perfect place to store it all.

LastPass helps you make better passwords with its Password Generator. The generator can be adjusted for length, types of characters, readability, pronounceability, and other options.

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Use the LastPass Authenticator

LastPass Authenticator is a multifactor app for iOS and Android mobile devices.

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Features and compatibility

The LastPass Authenticator supports various different authentication methods:

  • Time based 6-digit codes
  • One-tap push notifications
  • SMS 6-digit codes
  • Voice authentication via Call Me (available only when the LastPass Authenticator is enabled as a multifactor option to protect your LastPass Vault – learn more)

LastPass Authenticator is also TOTP compliant, meaning it is compatible with all apps and websites that support Google Authenticator. That means you can conveniently manage multifactor authentication for multiple services, all from LastPass.

Restriction: If you have a LastPass business account, the ability to perform these actions may be limited or prohibited due to policies enabled by your LastPass admin.

For LastPass admins, it is recommended that you complete the steps for enabling Multifactor Authentication in the Admin Console.

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    In this section:

  1. Enable the LastPass Authenticator app in your LastPass Vault
  2. Enroll the LastPass Authenticator app
  3. Set a phone number for the LastPass Authenticator app
  4. Use the LastPass Authenticator app to access your LastPass Vault
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  • How do I use the Call Me feature for the LastPass Authenticator?
  • How do I select my default multifactor authentication option in LastPass?
  • How do I manage my registered accounts in the LastPass Authenticator app?
  • How do I set up push notifications for sites in the LastPass Authenticator app?
  • How do I re-enable push notifications for a site using the LastPass Authenticator?
  • I have a LastPass account, how do I move the LastPass Authenticator to a new phone?
  • Enable Cloud Backup for the LastPass Authenticator app
  • Restore from Cloud Backup in the LastPass Authenticator app