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Changes to Last Pass

Postby Executioner » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:51 am

Got this email from the makers of Last Pass. I hope they don't screw this up since it's owned by Logmein. I do have Bitwarden installed also, but I haven't kept up with additions.

We're making some changes to LastPass Free
We love being a part of the security routines of more than 20 million users across the world. As our community continues to grow, we need to adapt our offerings to keep up with the constantly evolving digital world.

Beginning March 16, 2021, we will be introducing some changes to our LastPass Free experience, including how many device types free users will be able to use LastPass on (more details below).

Leading up to these changes, you can upgrade to Premium at a limited-time discounted rate of $2.25 per month, billed annually ($36 $27 /year).


https://support.logmeininc.com/lastpass ... UifQ%3D%3D

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Re: Changes to Last Pass

Postby FlyingPenguin » Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:09 pm

Been using Sticky Password the past couple of years. One time license. I have it on three different computers in my home, and only let it sync between them locally.
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Re: Changes to Last Pass

Postby Losbot » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:26 am

FlyingPenguin wrote:Been using Sticky Password the past couple of years. One time license. I have it on three different computers in my home, and only let it sync between them locally.


Is there a mobile option? I access info in my LastPass notes, that I need from time to time when I'm away from home.
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Re: Changes to Last Pass

Postby FlyingPenguin » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:58 am

I believe so, but I don't use the mobile apps. It works for me, but to be honest it may not be the best option. I don't trust it (or anything) with things like bank and brokerage accounts - I never save those in anything but a secure encrypted text file and copy paste.

Been talking about other options with guys on Bluesnews recently, and they gave me these two open source recommendations:

Bitwarden
https://bitwarden.com/


Password Safe. This was designed by Bruce Schneier, who has some serious security cred, and probably what I'd look at for myself if I was going to switch.
https://pwsafe.org/
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Re: Changes to Last Pass

Postby Losbot » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:04 am

Cool. Thanks for the tips
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Re: Changes to Last Pass

Postby psypher » Fri Feb 19, 2021 4:14 pm

FlyingPenguin wrote:I believe so, but I don't use the mobile apps. It works for me, but to be honest it may not be the best option. I don't trust it (or anything) with things like bank and brokerage accounts - I never save those in anything but a secure encrypted text file and copy paste.

Been talking about other options with guys on Bluesnews recently, and they gave me these two open source recommendations:

Bitwarden
https://bitwarden.com/


Password Safe. This was designed by Bruce Schneier, who has some serious security cred, and probably what I'd look at for myself if I was going to switch.
https://pwsafe.org/



Funny this discussion has come up again. Last year LastPass was discussed and I mentioned how things would get worse with them since they were bought out. I recommended Bitwarden. I've been using now for several years and actually pay for it.

So if anyone is thinking of getting away from LastPass, Bitwarden is a great choice.

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Re: Changes to Last Pass

Postby Losbot » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:55 am

Gonna have to look into this now and export my LastPass info over.
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Re: Changes to Last Pass

Postby Executioner » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:33 am

I'm good for now since I only use LP on my pc's and not on my phone; however, if they screw with it any more, I'll have to switch.

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Re: Changes to Last Pass

Postby psypher » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:13 pm

Executioner wrote:I'm good for now since I only use LP on my pc's and not on my phone; however, if they screw with it any more, I'll have to switch.


I have to track so many passwords and secure info. Having to manage that all on just a phone is a pain in the ass. I love being able to work with my data in a desktop browser and then having it all available on my phone.

It's the same reason I bought an app named Paprika to store all my recipes. They have a windows app that I can use to add/edit all my recipes, but then in the kitchen I access them on a tablet.

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Re: Changes to Last Pass

Postby FlyingPenguin » Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:30 pm

Here's the back story on the changes to LastPass. LogMeIn, who owned LastPass, was bought by (wait for it) a private equity company. Frankly, given the private equity company's reputation, I wouldn't trust LastPass anymore.

Demand for fee to use password app LastPass sparks backlash
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/03 ... -backlash/
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Re: Changes to Last Pass

Postby Losbot » Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:25 pm

So when it comes to bitwarden, are they just like LastPass where your only option is to save it on their servers?
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Re: Changes to Last Pass

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:44 pm

Not sure. I'd have to research.

If you want it totally in your own control I'd recommend Sticky Password, which is what I'm using, and turn off cloud sync. However the only way it syncs without cloud is over your LAN.
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Re: Changes to Last Pass

Postby psypher » Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:03 pm

Losbot wrote:So when it comes to bitwarden, are they just like LastPass where your only option is to save it on their servers?


No, you can either store it in the "cloud", they use Microsoft Azure. Or you can host Bitwarden locally on your own network. Keep in mind, their software is open source and audited by a 3rd party.

Instructions for on-premise
https://bitwarden.com/help/article/install-on-premise/

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Re: Changes to Last Pass

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:59 am

Good to know.
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Re: Changes to Last Pass

Postby Executioner » Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:43 am

I'm going to be deleting LP. Already removed it from my phone. I had to "stop" the program before I got the uninstall option. I'm currently using BW on my desktop and laptop.


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