Never forget your passwords again with this secret weapon for outsmarting hackers

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Get ultimate password protection with a password manager like LastPass Premium. (Photo: LastPass)
How many times a day do you log in to password-protected accounts such as online banking, Netflix or even Facebook? Have you ever wondered if the passwords themselves are secure?
Guess that's probably not the case. A hacker only has to crack the code and your entire identity can be compromised immediately.
Why identity theft - and why now?
Hackers can easily steal your most sensitive data if they can crack your password. (Photo: Getty)
Identity theft is always a threat. However, your information is particularly vulnerable during a global pandemic. The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it has received more than 18,000 COVID-19 fraud reports, and Americans have already been charged with $ 13.4 million.
"We are now at the center of a massive attack by hackers and identity thieves for vulnerability and distraction," said Adam Levin, cyber security expert and founder of CyberScout, told Yahoo Life.
When hackers get access to your devices and accounts, they can wreak havoc, from opening new credit card accounts to draining existing bank accounts.
The power of secure passwords
One of the easiest ways for hackers to get your confidential information is to steal your passwords. The FTC says that creating "long and secure" passwords is critical to your online security.
According to the FTC and Levin, passwords should not only be complex, but also unique for each site. In other words, don't use the same old password for every account. However, it's practically impossible to create airtight, custom passwords for all of your online accounts and to remember them all, right?
This is where a great password manager comes in. According to Levin, a password manager should be your secret weapon against fraud, especially if you are lazy with passwords.
LastPass Premium, the industry-leading password manager
With LastPass Premium, the industry-leading password manager, you can store and protect all of your passwords in one place. (Photo: LastPass)
LastPass Premium is the password manager that will change the entire game for you.
When you install LastPass Premium, the software creates passwords for every single account you're signed in to - from your credit card accounts to your email, social media, streaming services, or any account that stores your payment information. The passwords are then securely stored on all of your devices.
LastPass Premium has recently extended the free trial from 30 days to 90 days. In addition, your credit card information is not required on the website until you choose to subscribe. After that, it's $ 1.99 a month for the ultimate in password protection.
Buy one: LastPass Premium, free for 90 days (no credit card required for trial), then $ 1.99 per month, subscriptions.yahoo.com
A closer look at LastPass Premium
LastPass Premium is synced across all of your devices. (Photo: LastPass)
How LastPass Premium works on a granular level: Suppose you create a password to access confidential medical records online. Password Manager creates a complex, solid password that hackers may not be able to touch. The password is inventoried and you are automatically logged in from your laptop, phone, tablet - whatever you use - every time you need to access the site.
If you'd rather create your own password for a website, you can do so. LastPass Premium will also remember that. "The only thing you need to remember is the password for your password manager," says Levin.
Equifax says that once you've created your passwords, you need to remember to "change them as often as possible", especially now.
Sign up for LastPass Premium now
Stay safe with LastPass Premium. (Photo: Getty)
Now you have the opportunity to strengthen yourself with LastPass Premium and feel calm online. Log in, get 90 days, and breathe a sigh of relief knowing that your passwords are protected in a virtual fortress - as is your identity.
Buy one: LastPass Premium, free for 90 days (no credit card required for trial), then $ 1.99 per month, subscriptions.yahoo.com
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