LastPass: Simple, Secure, Powerful Password Management (Freeware Friday)

Now more than ever, proper password management is vital. LastPass is a straightforward, free solution I really like.

The appeal of LastPass is its ease of use and ability to generate random secure passwords. A quick download and install and LastPass walks you through setting up an account and securing your passwords. When setting up a new account on a website, LastPass automatically offers to generate a password and will securely save it in your password vault. LastPass also helps automate changing an old password as well. Navigate to the change password area of an online account, and LastPass offers to fill in your old password and generate a new secure, random password.

It’s Freeware Friday, so head over to LastPass and download it today.


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Mike Olsen

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Michael Olsen is a tech enthusiast and part-time freelance journalist. When not obsessing about technology, he is a staff manager at The University of Michigan. Catch his blog at, email him at, follow him on Twitter @olsenmike and Google+ at