LastPass Hacked, Change of Master Password Urgent

By Jamie Pert - May 5, 2011

If you use LastPass you probably decided to use the password manager for an easier, faster and safer way to ensure that forgetting your passwords is a thing of the past. Well we have recently heard that LastPass has been hacked.

To be fair to the LastPass team they posted a blog entry as soon as they became aware of the security breach, they also confirmed that as a precaution LastPass is forcing you to change your master password.

In the mean time the LastPass team are checking logs and investigating exactly what happened. Apparently they noticed abnormal traffic on Tuesday morning, they are assuming the worst by thinking that its database was accessed, however they also say that the amount of data transferred was not big enough to have people’s email addresses and encrypted data blobs.

The good news is that any of you who used a non-dictionary password should be fine, the hack used brute force using dictionary words, but if you used a strong, non-dictionary word you should be fine.

If you use LastPass and want to find out some more detailed information regarding the breach check out the official blog entry, we will try to keep you updated on the matter as we hear more.

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