September 13, 2022 at 2:33 pm #15068K Bella
Is Last pass a good alternate, I’ve used it successfully with no issues. ThanksSeptember 13, 2022 at 6:01 pm #15072johnloppnow
Glenn recently sent an email out regarding this. He said they were hacked and to change.
I use it and about to switch over.October 12, 2022 at 7:11 pm #15626BOB VOGEL
I think it’s important to understand what happened with Last Pass. Their development environment was hacked, not production. There is no customer data in the development side, so no passwords nor anything customer was compromised. If you want detail here is a link to their detailed explanation. https://blog.lastpass.com/2022/08/notice-of-recent-security-incident/
The fact that they were hacked is concerning. But their response and how they were setup to begin with kept potential damage very limited. I then to view it as a positive for LastPass rather than a red flag. Hackers are going to try to get password sites. The gold is there.
That said I’ve been using Last Pass for many years. Glenn raises some important points about other reasons why Bitwarden is better. So I’m on the fence and still deciding whether to make a switch. I don’t think there is a way to port my current passwords from LastPass to Bitwarden, so I think the transition would be long and painful.October 17, 2022 at 12:06 pm #15791K Bella
I really appreciate your response and I tend to agree. I have added Bitwarden but I’m concerned about the transition that doesn’t seem very easy at this point to do. Thanks for this! I am going to wait a bit myself.October 17, 2022 at 12:16 pm #15792johnloppnow
I have had LastPass for years. I downloaded Bitwarden. When I sign in Bitwarden asks if I want to include that PW. It is a slow as you go process, but doesn’t really add much time. 2-3 seconds. That is one way you could do it.
But, I hear you about the pain in the A it will be to transition.October 17, 2022 at 12:19 pm #15793K Bella
Exactly the same for me John, I’ve had it for many years with no issues yet. I also downloaded Bitwarden but the export and import process looks so daunting. I may start working on it a little at a time. Are you going to transition or stay put for now?December 25, 2022 at 7:31 pm #16809Thomas Blackford
Hi Bob, what are the other points that you say Glenn has mentioned re Bitwarden being better? He did say that being open source allows continuous vigilance by the community of developers. That does sound somewhat important. I did not hear Glenn mention anything else. Are you aware of any other advantages he mentioned?January 1, 2023 at 11:49 pm #16842Janet Hesson
I started in the shopping course this weekend. I started to set up anonaddy, then decided I should set up my proton mail account first. Before I finished that, I detoured to Bitwarden. I had just heard Guy Swann mention the recent LastPass data breach on his podcast, so switching my password manager was fresh on my mind. I’ve used LastPass for more than 7 years, despite several hacks to LastPass and to other sites I use. Nothing bad has happened as a result (yet), but I’ve been notified through different ID monitoring services that some of my information is on the dark web. That’s creepy.
With that said, I started down the Bitwarden path this evening. Some of my settings options didn’t match with Glenn’s video, but I’ve got it up and running. I assume we shouldn’t export our LastPass data to a .csv file for import to Bitwarden, since Glenn didn’t mention it as an option, although I was sure tempted to do it to save time. In the meantime, I was able to add a few websites to Bitwarden very easily and quickly. I just logged in with LastPass, and Bitwarden asked if I would like to save the password. Sometimes Bitwarden didn’t ask, so I had to manually copy and paste from LastPass. Not too terrible, but I’ll probably leave any more like that until later.
I would really appreciate it if Glenn would address the export to .csv file method on the ‘Input Your Existing Passwords into Bitwarden’ section! Is it ok to use that feature to import our passwords to Bitwarden? Why or why not? Thank you!!
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