Lastpass Broken Extension

Last Pass Browser Extension Vulnerability

I recently heard about this Last Pass Vulnerability which made me think about changing the way I deal with passwords. I’ve been using Last Pass for several years now but I’m giving it a second thought. Ask yourself, Can I afford to have anyone get access to all my passwords? I used to manage all my passwords myself locally. It was a pain but I knew where my passwords where at all times and I knew they were secure. After this recent Last Pass problem I’ve decided to not use any browser extensions that are not absolutely necessary.

What Browser Extensions Do You Use?

Each browser extension is another possible attack surface. Like me you probably installed a bunch of extensions and don’t use most of them and have way to many. I’ve cut way back on the browser extensions. I’m currently only using two, UBlock Origin and HTTPS Everywhere

How Do Your Manage Your Passwords?

Currently, I visit the Last Pass website and login to get my secure password and copy and paste it into the website I’m trying to log into. It’s a bit of a pain not using the browser extension. What if the internet is not available? I’m going back to a secure local password management solution. I will be putting together a new procedure now and I’ll blog about it soon so be sure to come back soon.

NO, I Don’t Want You To Remember Anything!

I’ve also stopped allowing the browser to remember anything including passwords. Many browsers like Firefox and Chrome allow you to save and sync everything to the cloud. NO! I don’t want you to save all my history, passwords, etc… I’ve made the decision to stop using these services and control all my own data like bookmarks and passwords. I only use private browsing mode when I’m browsing the Internet and my extensions are used only to keep me more private and secure.

Are your Passwords out on the Dark Web?

Your passwords are most likely out on the Dark Web and you don’t even know it. Because of my identity theft protection I got an alert this morning telling me that my email password has been found out on the Dark Web.  If you would like to start protecting your passwords and identity from hackers and criminals schedule a time to chat with me

Medical Identity Theft Is On The Rise

Everyone thinks, why would someone want to steal my Identity because my credit is lousy or I have no money.
Cyber Criminals don’t care about how much money you have or how good your credit is. They will steal anyone’s ID and information. They hack into places that have lots of information like stores, hospitals and government databases. They don’t personally target you. They will steal the information and sell it on the black market to the highest bidder. This information is then used to create fake identities that are used to get medical care, submit fake tax returns, obtain credit, and lots of other things.