LastPass Users Panic over Security Breach
Oh no! Password manager, LastPass, was under attack. Have you changed your master password yet?
Password manager, LastPass, urged its users to change their master passwords after spotting a possible security breach late last week. As posted on their blog, LastPass saw an unexplainable anomaly on its data logs, suspecting that it already accessed their database. However, their servers struggled with the deluge of password change requests. As a result, the company disabled the password changing service until its servers caught up.
LastPass also stated that the amount that could’ve been accessed was small, and that the server breach wouldn’t affect users with strong and non-dictionary based passwords or pass phrases. In addition to this, LastPass subscribers who access the service from the same IP address were unaffected.
Based on the latest update, the password changing service was up again, and that there’s no need to panic. LastPass has brought all accounts into lock down to permit previous login locations only. Otherwise, users can verify their password change via email.View Article Source »