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Hack Brief: Password Manager LastPass Got Breached Hard

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2015
Hack Brief: Password Manager LastPass Got Breached Hard

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Experts recommend password managers like LastPass as the easiest way to generate unique, strong security codes for every one of your online accounts—which sounds great, until that password manager itself is cracked, potentially offering attackers access to all the accounts it was designed to protect.

On Monday password manager service LastPass admitted it had been the target of a hack that accessed its users’ email addresses, encrypted master passwords, and the reminder words and phrases that the service asks users to create for those master passwords.

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