LastPass Quickly Fixes Reported Flaws

I use LastPass to manage all my passwords, and recommend LastPass to my clients and followers.  Often, when I am talking about storing passwords in the cloud, as LastPass does, I get concerned questions about the safety of storing your digital “keys” online.  What happens if LastPass is breached?

Well, the bad news is that they were breached around June 15, 2015.  I remember getting the email alert from them at the time, detailing what had happened and what I, as a client, may have lost (nothing), and what to do next (change your password for safety’s sake.)

I don’t expect cloud services such as LastPass to be perfect, but I do expect them to take due care, and do everything possible to protect my account and resources, whatever they may be.  LastPass meets this standard and in some ways exceeds it.

Recently, LastPass was informed by security researchers of some security weaknesses in their platform, and all they did about it was thank the researchers who discovered these few flaws, and then set about fixing them.  That is really all you can ask for.  And once again Last Pass delivered.

Some of these flaws are serious.  LastPass has offered some tips for a workaround until they get the current issues fixed.

  • Launch sites from inside the Vault, rather than using auto-fill.
  • Turn on two-factor authentication on sites that support 2FA.  Good advice in any regard!


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I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at

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