Why I’ve just ditched my cloud-based password manager

Crypt by Christian Ditaputratama under a CC BY-SA license
  1. Name of the site or thing for which you need a password
  2. Your username
  3. A secret passphrase
  • Length of password
  • Types of character to include in the password
  • Increment number (if you’re forced to rotate passwords regularly)
  1. Every time I use a service, create a new password using LessPass.
  2. Delete existing password in LastPass.
  3. Rinse and repeat until most of my passwords are generated via LessPass.
  4. Delete my LastPass account.
  5. Celebrate my higher levels of personal security.

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