LastPass changes will make free tier less useful

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Cyber Axe

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Oct 7, 2020
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You are not entitled to anything from them for free. They were nice enough to give you something for free in hopes you would enjoy it enough to elevate your membership to paid. They are now not being quite as nice. There is nothing new here... this is a perfectly common and valid business model. Just like a drug dealer... the first hit is free and you eventually will pay (one way or another in the case of drugs.)
The fact you are advocating for abhorant business practices just clarifies how wrong the whole thing is.
 

Cyber Axe

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Oct 7, 2020
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Looking into alternatives I came across this video
from november, I'm only 1 min in and the first thing it mentions was a last pass security issue, I dont remember it being mentioned on SN but I could be wrong.

It's been going downhill anyway, getting ever more buggier and not even respecting the option of not opening the vault when you login which is extremely annoying.
 

Cyber Axe

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Oct 7, 2020
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Can't find any good free alternatives, but seriously considering paying for roboform everywhere, just need to find more info on it, so far security reviews and such have been positive and i seriously like it's features, especailly the way you can fill in app passwords on mobile devices without having to copy paste all the time which half the time reset the app you wanted to fill in when it switched over to lastpass.

The way lastpass has been progressing i'm not re-becoming a premium user.
 

danlock

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Sep 30, 2020
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...Password Safe has a pwsafe keyboard on mobile devices so no copying and pasting is required. That was developed especially to prevent any sensitive info from going into the clipboard, and to prevent any other keyboards from tracking what you type. Just use that keyboard, unlock your database with your master password, select the appropriate entry, and then tap the field you want to enter the data into and tap a button such as [Username} or [Password] or whatever you want.
 

PHolder

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Sep 16, 2020
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I am not advocating for LastPass. I am simply stating the obvious... they have a service you want, but you are unwilling to pay for. No business can give anything away for free without having a plan to monetize. LastPass apparently doesn't want to try the GMail option (thank goodness) so they are making changes to encourage more people to pay for the service--something that is well within their rights, as the creator of the service, to do. Instead of whining about them changing THEIR service in a way that doesn't please you, you should spend your time doing what you have been doing, deciding what is next FOR YOU.
 

Cyber Axe

Member
Oct 7, 2020
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I am not advocating for LastPass. I am simply stating the obvious... they have a service you want, but you are unwilling to pay for. No business can give anything away for free without having a plan to monetize. LastPass apparently doesn't want to try the GMail option (thank goodness) so they are making changes to encourage more people to pay for the service--something that is well within their rights, as the creator of the service, to do. Instead of whining about them changing THEIR service in a way that doesn't please you, you should spend your time doing what you have been doing, deciding what is next FOR YOU.
"LastPass apparently doesn't want to try the GMail option (thank goodness)", you obviosly haven't read the past post about who LogMeIns new owners are and what they do, if you think you're safe from info processing.
 

owlig11

Member
Oct 19, 2020
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Still waiting

Anyone else know of any good alternatives, preferably with the ability to import from lastpass, as transferring everything is going to be a nightmare.

Partially considering onepass just because it's supported by my corporate masters, and i think steve gave it an all clear a while back.
As others have mentionied, Bitwarden is a great option. The export from LP and import into BW was seamless, almost too easy! I am loving BW so far, equal if not better than LP.
 

kwe

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Mar 3, 2021
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I switched from LastPass to KeePassXC on my Linux laptop. Works well enough and there are options for phone apps.
 

Barry Wallis

Magician in Training
I was thinking about this on my walk yesterday. It turns out that this migration from the free tier to other platforms was exactly LastPass' intent with this latest change. The people leaving LastPass would never convert to the paid tier and now they don't take up any LastPass resources. Especially interesting is that the free tier did not engender any good will towards the company.

This also validates @Steve's sales method for SpinRite (pay up front and get a refund if it doesn't work for you).
 

Lob

What could possibly go wrong?
Nov 7, 2020
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I was thinking about this on my walk yesterday. It turns out that this migration from the free tier to other platforms was exactly LastPass' intent with this latest change. The people leaving LastPass would never convert to the paid tier and now they don't take up any LastPass resources. Especially interesting is that the free tier did not engender any good will towards the company.

This also validates @Steve's sales method for SpinRite (pay up front and get a refund if it doesn't work for you).
there is a workaround if you want to stay, slightly clunky and could lead to you being exploited.....you manually sync a mobile and desktop lastpass. It would not be that hard......you don't create passwords so often.

I am not against rent solutions but I look at O365 as a very good example that my family and I get Office, current, 1Tb storage each, Skype credits, Outlook.com for about $80 a year. That is a rent proposal that I find attractive.

The LP pricing compared to that is not attractive (and yes, I know it is housing my Crown Jewels but still......)
 

Janne Oksanen

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Mar 29, 2021
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This was the final push I needed to move away from LastPass. I've been a user for over 10 years and a paid user for the majority of that time. But last time my subscription ran out they didn't notify me. I only found out a couple months later after I started wondering why I'm no longer getting Yubikey prompts when I log in. They had disabled my 2nd factor authentication without telling me. That's when I figured they were no longer on top of things and stopped paying them. When this news hit I switched to Bitwarden and I'm extremely happy with it. The export/import procedure took less than 10 minutes and the plugin works much better than LastPass of late.
 
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PHolder

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Sep 16, 2020
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They had disabled my 2nd factor authentication without telling me.
Yeah, been there, done that. That was the point where I realized that the 2FA they offer is more of a show than a security. If you use a weak master password, you're hosed, because the Yubikey isn't really providing anything into the security if they can just turn it off on a whim.