LastPass possibly hacked, users urged to change master password

By Matthew ยท 12 replies
May 5, 2011
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  1. NeoFryBoy

    NeoFryBoy TS Rookie Posts: 72

    Anonymous strikes again!
  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    This inevitable occurrence was the reason why I never used any of these master password services.
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarghhh! :(

    Mine was hacked! :(

    So was my forum too - not funny, they used my Admin account password to get into vBulletin's backend and had a field day... I've been offline having WW3 with my new build as well, so only been in front of a computer in the last 20 mins and found out!!!

    Restoring the damage done is going to take forever as well!

    Its really been a bad day! :(
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,333   +101

    :( You just can't catch a break eh Leeky?
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Nope, this ain't even the half of it. My new AM3 motherboard is faulty (spent all afternoon swapping out stuff to find the fault as kept crashing randomly), and Donna's Corsair CX400 is also dead!

    I did say the other day I thought it was motherboard, but it wouldn't power up my new build, so borrowed a friends and it powered up.

    So thats both Corsair units, both under a year old, both failed. Marvelous!!
  6. Jurassic4096

    Jurassic4096 Banned Posts: 155

    It's also worth mentioning that you have nothing to worry about if you use a strong, non-dictionary based password or passphrase as it would be difficult if not impossible to brute force. Folks using passwords like "superman" or "123456" might want to consider updating their account creditionals sooner rather than later.
  7. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Everything is getting hacked left and right. I'd rather use individual passwords for each site that I change every so often. Worst case scenario I lose one password, rather than worrying about what else might happen. Part of security is having peace of mind, and putting all my eggs in one basket does not give me that, even if it is irrational. This is just my opinion, and it could be completely wrong.
  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,224   +164

    I don't think so, I think you're spot on. especially until 'the cloud' security is mastered...and that won't happen.
  9. Jurassic4096

    Jurassic4096 Banned Posts: 155

    I commend them on their quick action on just the POSSIBILITY of an intrusion! Because of that, I will follow this story and hopefully remain a customer of Last Pass. The measures they have said they are looking into on their blog are reassuring. Education is power and security. That's why we come to sites like Techspot right guys!
  10. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    As far as that, you are 100% correct. I am really impressed that they chose their commitment to their customers over any sort of other considerations, and that they did this even without confirmation of a hack. Most companies would wait until they confirmed any sort of hack, which might have been too late.

    It doesn't change my feelings on the practice, but you're right, their actions are very commendable.
  11. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Yeah, I have a bit of an update too - I might have been a bit premature to blame LastPass, as it would seem so far the only issue has been with my forum. I do stress so far.

    However, my forum seems to have suffered the same exploit taking out crap loads of other vB forums online at the moment - Oh well, another long day ahead!

    I still haven't been able to access my account to change my LastPass master password though.
  12. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    I have no comments about what happened to Last Pass, but I never felt comfortable with the idea of using something similar. Although, the downside is, I have to comeup with new password for each site, which I remind myself to enter into my notebook so if I forget it, I can find it easily enough, ........... which usually I promptly forget,and then end up having to remember which password I actually gave ..... well the long and the short of it, it is fun :D

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