#945 - What to Do About the LastPass Breach
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This week's Christmas present was LastPass's disclosure of the depth of the compromise that began back in August.
You do not need to panic. Seriously. Well, unless your LastPass master password is weak. But it's worth understanding what's happened, and what it's leading to.
What to Do About the LastPass Breach has my analysis.
Also this week:
- On-screen keyboards and key loggers.
- AI. It's not quite what you think.
- Deleting Google Search history.
- Unexpected sites in your history.
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Gary and I take a look back at 2022 and some of the stories we talked about. In hindsight, more than a few turned out other than we expected (lookin' at you, Twitter).
What to Do About the LastPass Breach
It might be the last straw for some.
The most recent LastPass security incident has many people concerned.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Will Using an On-Screen Keyboard Stop Keyloggers?
|Using an on-screen keyboard instead of a real keyboard might stop some keyloggers, but there's no guarantee that other techniques aren't also being used.|
When AI Isn't AI
|The term "AI" is easily misused. I'll describe what's really being discussed.|
How Do I Delete Google Search History?
|Deleting your search history can seem simple, but there are complications worth knowing about if you need to be thorough.|
Why Are There Sites in My History I've Never Been To?
|Occasionally, sites appear in your browser history that you never visited. I'll examine some possible causes.|
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What to Do About the LastPass BreachPersonal information and encrypted data was stolen from LastPass. If you have a weak LastPass master password, you are at some slight risk of your vault information being compromised, so you should begin changing passwords. Vaults protected by strong master passwords remain secure. You don?t need to leave LastPass, but it?s understandable that you might. Do not avoid password vaults completely, however; choose an appropriate replacement instead.
Why Are There Sites in My History I've Never Been To?Occasionally, sites appear in your browser history that you never visited. I'll examine some possible causes.
How Do I Delete Google Search History?Deleting your search history can seem simple, but there are complications worth knowing about if you need to be thorough.
Can an On Screen Keyboard Bypass Keyloggers?An on-screen keyboard can protect you from hardware-based keyloggers. It may even prevent some classes of software keyloggers from intercepting your keystrokes. Unfortunately, since an on-screen keyboard is indistinguishable from a real keyboard to the program into which you are typing, there remain keylogging techniques an on-screen keyboard will not protect you from. Remember, a keylogger is just one specific type of malware, and malware can do anything once it?s on your machine.
AI Isn't Artificial IntelligenceThe term "AI" is easily misused. I'll describe what's really being discussed.
Your TV as a Second DisplayParticularly if both your computer and your television have HDMI connections, your TV can make a great second display. Just connect them, and they should work. If your computer or TV has different connections, then there may be additional options, albeit with different impact on image quality.
Will Using an On-Screen Keyboard Stop Keyloggers?Using an on-screen keyboard instead of a real keyboard might stop some keyloggers, but there's no guarantee that other techniques aren't also being used.
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