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Should I be concerned about reports that my master password can be stolen?

Should I be concerned about reports that my master password can be stolen?

LastPass always has security as top of mind.

We offer the following tips and clarifications:

  • Strong antivirus software and Multifactor Authentication are the best line of defense against a man-in-the-middle (MitM) attack. LastPass business account admins can enforce the use of Multifactor Authentication through LastPass security policies.
  • We strongly warn that you should not enable the "Remember my password" option. Enabling this significantly reduces your security to your LastPass account. LastPass business account admins can use a security policy that prevents the "Remember my password" option from being checked, rendering the entire possibility of the vulnerability null and void.
  • LastPass is built with AES256+CBC with PBKDF2 rounds that are adjustable per user in Account Settings.
    Note: The recommended and default number of password iterations rounds is 100100.
  • LastPass business admins can enforce a particular limit of iterations via security policy.
  • If your computer is infected by a virus that can't be detected by antivirus software, there are other significant problems that you will need to address.