Time to change your master password, LastPass was hacked

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Password-management service LastPass announced today that it “discovered and blocked suspicious activity” on its network on Friday. While the company says that there is no evidence that user vault data (a user’s stored passwords) was taken or that accounts were accessed, it did acknowledge that user email addresses, authentication hashes, password reminders and server per user salts were compromised. LastPass is confident that its encryption is strong enough to make attacking those stolen hashes with any speed difficult. But yeah, if you’re a LastPass customer you should change your password. Even though LastPass recommends you change your password if you have a weak master password or use that password on multiple sites, you really should change your master password — and switch on multifactor authentication — just in case.

How to move Google Authenticator to a new device

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Using two-step verification is a smart way to help protect your data on Google. Follow these steps to move the app to your new mobile device. Two-step verification can help thwart malicious attacks against your online accounts. Anyone trying to break into your account would need both your password and the mobile device that authentication codes are sent to in order to gain access. Related stories How to enable two-factor authentication on popular sites How to set up Google’s two-step verification How to use Google Voice with two-step authentication Google has done a splendid job of providing options for those who are interested in setting up this extra security measure: you can get text alerts, or you can use Google’s authenticator app, available for Android, BlackBerry, and iOS. When using the app as your method of authentication code delivery, you may wonder what happens when you want to retire an old phone for a new one. Or, you may have misplaced your device and want to disable the service as a precautionary measure. Here’s how to move the authenticator app to a new device, or disable it completely: Step 1: First you’ll want to install the app on the new …