Is LastPass Secure? What Happens if It Gets Hacked?
You recommend LastPass to avoid problems when services get hacked, but what happens if (or when) LastPass gets hacked? Wouldn't that just give hackers access to all of my accounts? Is LastPass safe to use?
Your worry is a common one: if LastPass stores all your passwords in the cloud, what's to stop someone from hacking them and then getting into all your other accounts? Thankfully, it's not so simple. Nothing is 100% secure, but we think you can feel safe with LastPass.
First of all, let's remember that LastPass-as a security-focused app-is dedicated to security in a way many services are not. Even when LastPass thought they might have gotten hacked back in 2011, they notified their users immediately, and forced a master password change if you tried to access it from a new computer.
Furthermore, like any other service, you should be using two-factor authentication with LastPass. If you do, someone with your master password still will not be able to access your account, even in the event of a breach. If you want to take it to the next level, you can put together this awesome thumb drive-based system
Lastly, remember that the only secure password is one you can't remember
If you don't like the idea of storing your passwords in the cloud, there are alternatives
At the end of the day, it's up to you to use what makes you feel safe. But remember: nothing is 100% secure. We still think LastPass is the best option around, as long as you use it correctly.
Good luck and stay safe,