Password managers are great. We’ve strongly suggested their use in the past. They allow users to create and use longer, more complicated passwords without the user having to remember those passwords, and when coupled with 2-factor authentication provide pretty strong security against hacks and password leaks. Obviously no system is completely fool-proof, but password managers definitely offer some good protection in that regard. LastPass is one of the heavy hitters in the password manager biz, and today they’ve streamlined their account processes to allow free access to their service on the platform of your choice – mobile, tablet, or desktop. The free access is, however, limited to the platform on which you sign up.
Previously, one would sign up for a LastPass account on a desktop machine. Their Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps were only available with a 14 day free trial, at which point they were only available to users who took advantage of their premium service. Now, users can sign up for a LastPass account on the platform of their choice.
We want to ensure that LastPass is accessible for all users, including mobile-only users who need help managing their passwords and apps. Wherever you get started, you can use LastPass on that device, and any others of the same device type – desktops, smartphones, or tablets – for free!
Just be sure to sign up for an account on the platform you wish to use and sync for free. Desktop users will still be able to sync between any desktop for free, but now users signing up on a cell phone will not only be able to use LastPass on their cell phone for free, but will also be able to sync between any other cell phone. Users signing up on a tablet will have similar access.
The possibility does still exist for the user that wants to sync between desktop, cell phone, and tablet and that comes in the usual form of LastPass Premium. The premium service still costs $12 per year, and includes unlimited device sync, additional multi-factor options including YubiKey and others, shared family folders and more. Not too bad for $1 per month.
You can read more about the new free LastPass options at the source link below, then go ahead and sign up for an account – just make sure you’re using the device you’d like your free access for.Source: LastPass
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