Arizona State University is introducing LastPass, a password management system, for the entire ASU community to make its members’ lives easier and more secure. Keeping track of the multitude of your passwords for all your different accounts can be a difficult task. Using the same password, physical post-it notes, or an Excel spreadsheet as a practice is not recommended, as doing so leaves you open to easy infiltration.
LastPass takes three major steps to protect your accounts:
Create complex passwords that the bad guys can’t easily guess.
Identify and help you change re-used passwords, so that the loss of one password won’t give the bad guys access to multiple accounts.
Keep all these complex passwords in an encrypted vault that nobody but you can access.