LastPass is a password management application that was first released in 2008. The program is an add-on to web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer, and more). Users must create an account by providing an email address and a master password. Users can save usernames and passwords for all of the websites that are accessed regularly. Once the websites are saved in LastPass, users no longer need to type in the username and password as it is automatically provided by the program. All of the usernames and passwords that are stored in LastPass can be accessed on the LastPass vault.
Aside from saving usernames and passwords, LastPass can also save form-fill information, such as the full name, address, credit card number, birthday, social security number, and many more. The program also features Secure Notes. Users can add small notes like credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and other pertinent information needed on banking sites. Information on Secure Notes can only be accessed on the program’s vault, or by visiting a website where Secure Notes is linked to.
The information stored in a LastPass account can be accessed from different computers and web browsers, as long as the LastPass plugin is installed.