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Don’t Use LastPass, Use These Instead

LastPass is better than nothing, but is it the best password manager for you? We discuss pros, cons, and alternatives worth considering. LastPass has a lot going for it: Many features, good MFA support, handy password tools, emergency access, etc. However, LastPass has many issues to consider. LastPass has a terrible security track record – not something you want from a security service. Go to Wikipedia and read how many incidents they’ve had. In 2022, a hacker breached their corporate vault and stole their users’ vaults. We’ve since discovered that some users vaults are unnecessarily vulnerable to being cracked and LastPass wasn’t encrypting all vault contents (e.g. URLs). Most LastPass clients are closed-source, which hides poor privacy and security practices. We’ve discovered Google trackers in the LastPass iOS app and LastPass collects sensitive data (e.g. location) that other password managers do not. LastPass is also quite expensive relative to alternatives. For privacy, security, and financial reasons, we encourage users to consider KeePass and Bitwarden. Note that we are NOT sponsored by Bitwarden and have no relationship with Bitwarden at the time of publishing this episode. Visit us at biggerinsights.com to request a consultation or read our blog. Please consider making a non-deductible contribution to help us break through Big Tech suppression and keep this podcast going. OpenAlias: contribute.biggerinsights.com. Monero (XMR), Bitcoin (BTC), and Litecoin (LTC) addresses at biggerinsights.com/support-us.

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Think Twice Before Scanning that Next QR Code

Being in the security industry can be downright depressing. Your neighborhood friendly system administrators and IT managers are probably questioning their lives at this very moment. As threats and threat actors become more sophisticated at an alarming rate, we still struggle with convincing everyday users to perform even the most basic security tasks. One of

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Why You Need a Password Manager

If you’re not using a password manager, your passwords, accounts, and data are vulnerable. Do your passwords contain the names of your pet, spouse, or kids? What about phone numbers, dates, travel destinations, sports, or hobbies? Hackers understand how people create passwords and have powerful tools for cracking them. If you’re reusing passwords, you’re at high risk of multiple accounts being breached in a credential stuffing attack. Your passwords need to be unique enough to not be in password dictionaries, which contain billions of passwords. They also need to be strong enough to avoid being brute-forced by devices that can guess millions of passwords per second. If you’re relying on memory, reusing passwords, or storing them insecurely, your passwords are more vulnerable than you think. 80% of data breaches stem from stolen credentials, which demonstrates the extent of this problem. The answer to these problems is creating strong passwords and storing them in a reputable password manager (e.g. KeePass, Bitwarden). Visit us at biggerinsights.com to request a consultation or read our blog. Please consider making a non-deductible contribution to help us break through Big Tech suppression and keep this podcast going. OpenAlias: contribute.biggerinsights.com. Monero (XMR), Bitcoin (BTC), and Litecoin (LTC) addresses at biggerinsights.com/support-us.

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Welcome to Bigger Insights Privacy & Security

Welcome to the Bigger Insights Privacy & Security podcast, where we’ll help you live a more private and secure life by exposing the latest threats to your privacy and security and teaching you how to mitigate them. The goal of this podcast is to give you the education and insights you need to protect yourself, your family, your business, and your assets from all kinds of threats, whether those be corporate surveillance, device and browser fingerprinting, creepy and malicious advertisements, data breaches, account takeovers, etc. Bigger Insights, LLC is an Ohio limited liability company founded in 2020. In addition to producing blog and podcast content, we provide one-on-one consulting services for our clients on the topics of Finance, Privacy & Security, and Technology. Visit us at biggerinsights.com to request a consultation or read our blog. Please consider making a non-deductible contribution to help us break through Big Tech suppression and keep this podcast going. OpenAlias: contribute.biggerinsights.com. Monero (XMR), Bitcoin (BTC), and Litecoin (LTC) addresses at biggerinsights.com/support-us. Disclaimer: Nothing in this podcast or our website (biggerinsights.com) should be construed as professional, financial, real estate, business, tax, legal, marital/relationship, family planning, health, or other advice.

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