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When something like a password database compromise happens, it's a good time to reassess your online security.With the right tool, I've reset my Gawker Media password, and all others like it, in 3 minutes, from a train. Here's how to do that.

Portions of this post originally ran in a previously published Intermediate Guide to Mastering Passwords with LastPass. We thought it was a good time to jump back into top-level password control and password changes.

The LastPass browser extension is a free password manager that securely stores, generates, and audits your passwords. You can learn more about LastPass here, or head to the LastPass home page. Here's how to use it to hunt down passwords you're using across various sites, as well as to generate new, more secure passwords.

Step 1: Install LastPass, and Let It Save Your Passwords

The first time you install LastPass, it will, at some point in the setup wizard, prompt you to import saved passwords from your browser. Assuming you've been allowing your browser to save your passwords, let LastPass import all of these passwords.

Lifehacker has the details HERE!



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Hmmm -- I'm not allowing any 'third-party' to take control of my passwords!!
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