Why do I need a complex password?
To you, your passwords are the keys to your accounts. To hackers and other bad actors, your passwords are a gateway to your digital life, including your sensitive personal information, money, and undisclosed business data. Even the hack of “unimportant” information could cause your other accounts or private life to be compromised.
Hackers exploit cybersecurity weaknesses through social engineering, machine learning, and processing power. Typical weaknesses include:
- Including personal information in passwords
Any type of personal data, like your street address, anniversaries, or pets’ names, can be used against you. Hackers find this information through channels like social media, open sources, and more.
- Common phrases and strings
Hackers use databases of password vocabularies, breached archives, and system defaults to attack popular passwords like “root,” “mypassword,” or “admin12345”. Moreover, simple number and character combinations are the simplest way to commit brute-force hacks.
- Password reuse across several accounts
Even the strongest password becomes weak once compromised. Hackers scan the network for matches to hack the rest of the accounts reusing the compromised password.
To protect your data, you must use a different complex password for every account you create.
What makes a password strong?
A strong, secure password is one that isn’t easy to guess. Every password you create should be both unique and random, and they should never be reused. Best practice is to create a password which is over 12 characters long and includes a combination of symbols, numbers, and upper- and lowercase letters.
It can be difficult to create a truly unique, random password on your own – and it’s even harder to memorize them. A password generator makes the process easy, though. Set the parameters and let the LastPass generate, save, and memorize secure passwords for all your accounts.
Why a password generator is the best way to create secure passwords
The LastPass password generator removes the stress of generating secure passwords for all your accounts by doing it for you.
It’s completely random
There’s no human factor with the LastPass password generator. Users or admins can set password generation requirements – password character length, characters used, whether it’s easy to read – and let LastPass handle the rest. Best of all, you can seamlessly generate passwords right from within the LastPass app or browser extension.
Generating a completely random password with numbers, symbols, and uppercase and lowercase letters has never been simpler.
It’s part of your password management solution
When you create a password from the LastPass app or browser extension, it’s saved directly to your password vault, making creating new online accounts a breeze.
Whenever you need that password again, LastPass will autofill it for you, no matter your device or browser. With LastPass, you can simply and securely access your passwords from anywhere.
Furthermore, its security dashboard and 24/7 dark web monitoring keep you informed of your password habits, notifying you of weak passwords and potential breaches so you can immediately update your passwords.
Your passwords are always protected with LastPass from generation to storage to access.
It’s encrypted and secure
LastPass is committed to protecting users’ data. Passwords are only ever accessible on a user’s device thanks to device-level encryption, and our data encryption model ensures no one can see a user’s passwords but themselves. Any password generated and saved is safely stored away and never known to anyone but the user who generated it.
Is the LastPass password generator safe?
Yes. The LastPass password generator creates random, secure passwords based on the parameters set by and admin or you, the user. Every password generated is tested against the industry-standard zxcvbn library – a password strength estimator influenced by password hackers – to determine the strength of the generated password.
Once you have saved the generated password to your password vault, it is automatically stored and encrypted so only you have access to it.