Do you have too many passwords?
Remembering and typing passwords is a painful, repetitive, error-prone, and time-consuming task. The LastPass 2021 Psychology Of Passwords Report suggests that 90% of users have an average of 50 online accounts and 68% reuse their passwords out of fear of forgetting despite 92% knowing that reusing the same password is risky. Clearly, users need a solution to manage their passwords. No one should have to remember all their passwords, but what other options do we have? Using a password manager can decrease the risk of a data breach by ensuring that your passwords and personal information are securely organized in a central location and available when needed.
What is LastPass?
LastPass is a password manager that securely stores your passwords in a secure vault in the cloud. As you visit apps and sites via a web browser or mobile device, LastPass auto fills your login credentials. All you have to do is remember your LastPass master password or approve requests on a multifactor-registered device and LastPass securely auto fills your username and password for you. This solution offers a secure cloud password vault, password sharing, passwordless login, and a password generator. Store digital records such as insurance cards, memberships, and Wi-Fi passwords. LastPass incorporates dark web monitoring that will alert users if passwords have been compromised and if data is at risk.
When will LastPass be available?
The UDIT Security team, on behalf of the University of Delaware, is thrilled to announce that LastPass has been selected as our institutionally supported password management solution. Who is eligible for a LastPass account? All staff, faculty, and students with an active @udel.edu email address are eligible for a LastPass account. The service is planned for release in the first quarter of 2023 and further updates will be provided soon. Every employee will also receive a license for a LastPass Families account for personal use.