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LastPass now lets you ditch your master password

As we’ve lamented on many an occasion, password managers are a tool you really should be making use of.

Creating and remembering hundreds of unique passwords is no easy feat and password managers make that easier. Of course, you still need a strong master password, or at least you do if you aren’t using LastPass.

On Monday the password management solution firm announced that customers could now make use of the LastPass Authenticator to log into their password vault with a password.

“On the heels of tech giants and identity providers unveiling their plans to enable passwordless across their operating systems, web browsers, devices and applications, LastPass is excited to be the first solution and only password manager to allow users to securely and effortlessly login, manage their account credentials and get instant access to the accounts used every day – without ever having to enter a password,” claims chief secure technology officer at LastPass, Chris Hoff.

In order to make use of passwordless login, users will need to enable the option from their settings menu. Upon enabling passwordless login, users will be prompted to download the LastPass Authenticator app. This app can be downloaded for free for Android or iOS.

Passwordless login through an authenticator app of some kind is becoming rather fashionable of late. One of our favourite implementations of this solution is Microsoft’s which makes logging into Microsoft products far easier.

If like us, you have a strong master password you can’t seem to commit to memory, we highly recommend taking advantage of this solution from LastPass.

“While broad implementation and adoption of passwordless is the industry’s ultimate goal, it will likely take years before people experience an end-to-end passwordless login across all applications, but LastPass helps get you there sooner,” Hoff concludes.

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