Password Manager LastPass to Debut New Family Plan Later This Summer

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Popular password management LastPass today announced plans to introduce a new family plan, LastPass Families. The new plan is designed to allow up to six family members to store and access all of their passwords and documents from any device.

With LastPass Families, family members can share access to bank accounts, credit cards, and more, for every day use or in case of an emergency. According to LastPass, each individual family member will have access to unlimited shared folders with family members, emergency access, and a family dashboard where the family manager can add and remove members. Family members will also have a private, personal vault for storing passwords that are not shared.


LastPass plans to launch LastPass Families later this summer, but customers can sign up now to get early access to the feature. All LastPass Premium customers will also get a chance to try LastPass Families for free for six months.

LastPass Premium is priced at $12 per year, but family pricing has yet to be announced.

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40 months ago

Interesting! Thanks for sharing this info. Is there a password manager you have found to be superior?

I have used 1Password since 2010 or so. In that window, there were some vulnerabilities, but not as grave and frequent as Lastpass. They have also isolated the browser extension from the actual password manager and use authentication.

https://support.1password.com/mini-extension-security/

That said, I strongly dislike their switch to a subscription model and cloud storage. You can still use 1Password with local vaults, but they have made it excessively complicated to purchase standalone licenses (you have to send an e-mail to them to come to some arrangement). I also didn't like the process, they went from offering subscriptions to as an alternative, to hiding the standalone version as much as possible, to making it impossible to directly purchase a license. But 'they did it all for the customer, because perpetual licenses and local vaults are complicated'.
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40 months ago


I still don't understand how this is better than the numerous free options out there. Doesn't safari and chrome do all of this already? I swear there are dozens of free multiplatform apps that do all this already.

Up until a couple months ago, I'd have to remember all my (fairly simple and similar) passwords across many websites. Then I decided to look into a password manager, and over again I'd see LastPass as one of the top dogs in terms of security. Never once did I see 1Password. I use Chrome on Mac, and I've read the security of the password manager isn't top notch. Plus what if I need my passwords on a different device? Now I can login to any account, anywhere, with one master password. I figure the $12 a year is worth it. Works flawless on Chrome for Mac, and iOS.

http://www.pcmag.com/review/317692/lastpass-4-0-premium
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40 months ago

I still don't understand how this is better than the numerous free options out there. Doesn't safari and chrome do all of this already? I swear there are dozens of free multiplatform apps that do all this already.

1. How do you share passwords with family members across devices that you may or may not have access to? It's an insane pain if, for example, you need to change passwords, particularly if you use long, strong, random passwords. The family features of 1Password are awesome and really useful for aging parents.

2. 2 factor authentication, built in to these apps with no disasterous updates like happened to google auth.
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40 months ago

What about iCloud Keychain it’s free and very useful

How do you share an iCloud Keychain with multiple people?

What if you want to create random security questions with random answers?

What if you want to securely store other things besides log ins, like bank account numbers, social security numbers, and so on?

I said it above, but having a secure shared vault is incredibly handy. Obviously not useful if you are flying solo.
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40 months ago

safari doesn't do two factor and doesn't work on windows
google needs a separate app for two factor and doesn't play well with safari on iOS/iOS apps

With regard to the paid part-paid options allow devs to continue to develop and broaden the app's ability to other platforms. They have more resources to take advantage of iOS features (iCloud drive, build apps for all platforms, etc).

Then there is the password generators, auditing of your log-ins (duplicate passwords, old passwords that should changed), other misc data that does not fit into any kind of internet based item (WiFi passwords, app license info).

Those are just some additional thoughts
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40 months ago

Oh. So 1password is also a web browser? If you also have to launch a browser I'm not sure how you removed any steps.

are you talking about iOS or Mac?

regarding iOS:
you can either use 1password's built in browser or use the share extension in any other browser that supports share extensions to autofill. with Chrome, you're stuck using Chrome's browser and must rely on a separate google authenticator app to fill in the 2nd factor.

also many iOS apps natively support 1Password so you don't need to swap applications to find your app password. with chrome, you'll need to leave your app -> goto chrome -> find your app password -> copy -> go back to your app -> fill in username/password -> leave app -> goto google authenticator -> copy two factor -> paste into app.
with 1password it's literally: tap 1password icon -> select credentials -> done.

regarding Mac:
you can use 1password's safari extension to fill in everything. no need to launch 1password on the iphone to get the second factor code.
with chrome, you have to launch google authenticator on your phone then fill in on your mac manually.
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