February 1, 2023
Maor_Winetrob/Shutterstock Password manager LastPass has been embroiled in a data-leak scandal, with each update worsening the situation. In its most recent post, the company assured users their passwords were safe so long as they followed LastPass’s guidelines. Today, competitor 1Password released a scathing rebuttal. To summarize the data-breach scandal, back in August, LastPass informed users…

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Password manager LastPass has been embroiled in a data-leak scandal, with each update worsening the situation. In its most recent post, the company assured users their passwords were safe so long as they followed LastPass’s guidelines. Today, competitor 1Password released a scathing rebuttal.

To summarize the data-breach scandal, back in August, LastPass informed users that it suffered a data breach, but that customer data and accounts were safe. However, at the beginning of December, the company admitted that the hackers were “able to gain access to certain elements of customer information” but didn’t specify what kind of information that might be. And last week, the company revealed that the hackers obtained a “backup of customer vault data” but that the information contained in the backup would be inaccessible if customers had a strong master password.

Specifically, LastPass claimed that if users followed the best practices, it would take the hackers “millions of years” to guess a master password.

LastPass’s competitor (and our top pick for password managers), 1Password, took issue with that claim. In a blog post, the company’s…

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