LastPass, the password service system, has recently announced that it will be free and available for a general use as the service will be renouncing its monthly fee.
The LastPass developers announced this new availability in a blog post on Tuesday as they also stated that the now-free system could be used immediately and would require no further user settings or modifications.
LastPass offers its users the chance to safely store all of their data, passwords or important information in just one location, which will be controlled by a single master password.
The system offers a device-based encryption and decryption process as it uses an AES-256 bit encryption. It also comes with salted hashes and PBKDF2 SHA-256.
LastPass has been considered one of the best password management and protection services available out there, but its monthly or yearly subscription fee seemed to turn away quite a number of users, although it also included various other features.
The password manager was originally launched back in 2008 in a significantly different online and mobile environment.
As the media devices market continued to expand and to update and the number of average such devices per user grew alongside it, LastPass will now offer an easier management of the connected devices.
According to LastPass’s Joe Siegrist, the password service seeks to ensure an easy and safe connection between the various devices as the modern citizen lives in an online environment which rarely goes offline.
Following the announcement, the developers will also be expanding the service’s connectivity options. Previously available variants only allowed for a synced connection between devices of the same type.
The system was developed to work on all the major available mobile and PC platform that is Microsoft Windows, Linux, and MacOS and also Android, iOS, Windows Phone and even Firefox OS.
All the most popular internet browser the likes of Opera, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox also offer LastPass extensions.
This free version of the service will allow its user to access their password collection from any type of device, be it desktop computer of smartphone or tablet. It will also feature a password generator, unlimited device sync options, a two-factor authentication and a number of other similar basic features.
The premium version, for the users who chose to pay the monthly $1 cost so as to unlock the Premium tier will receive some bonus options.
These would include a family sharing plan, which would include a number of five users in the same plan, priority support, will feature an add-free version and also a desktop authentication based on a fingerprint. It will also come with encrypted storage space of up to 1GB in the cloud system.
Even if most users had not been using a password manager, the free version of LastPass should offer its clients the chance to try out and use an efficient protection system.
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