Regular readers of this blog know I’m not a huge fan of password managers, but many folks seem to to love them. And that’s fine – to each his/her own as they say.
If you happen to use a password manager, there’s a good chance that you us LastPass, the most popular password manager out there by far.
If so, I strongly recommend that you enable two-factor authentication to prevent crooks and hackers from breaking in to your account and stealing all of your important passwords.
Follow the steps below to set up two-factor authentication on your LastPass account:
1 – Follow the instructions on this page to install the Google Authenticator app on your mobile device.
2 – Once you have installed Google Authenticator, log in to your LastPass Vault and navigate to:
Settings>Multifactor Options>Google Authenticator
3 – Click on View for the barcode.
4 – Launch the Google Authenticator app on your mobile device.
5 – Depending on which mobile device you are using, tap either the + icon or Add an Account.
6 – Tap Scan Barcode, then scan the barcode displayed by LastPass. You should now see a new entry for LastPass in your Google Authenticator App.
7 – Toggle “Enabled” to Yes, then select Update.
8 – When prompted to do so, enter the code provided by your Google Authenticator App.
That’s all there is to it. From now on anyone who tries to log in to your LastPass account will be denied access unless they have your mobile device in their possession.
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