Fingerprint And Face ID Authentication FINALLY Comes To Lastpass


One of the first lines of defensive in a good cybersecurity hygiene is maintaining strong passwords. Technically, May 2, 2019 was national password day but it’s never too late to indulge in some improved security measures.

One of the best favors you can do for yourself is use a password manager, like the one from (they have free and paid versions), which we reviewed in an article from 2016.

While LastPass has been my go-to password manager for years, it did have one well known pain point in that if you lost your master password, you had no way to recover. Meaning, all of those passwords you collected were lost and you had to start all over from scratch recording them. Not cool Lastpass, not cool.

Consequently, I was very happy, nay ecstatic, to see LastPass introduce mobile account recovery.

In English, it means you can now recover a lost password using fingerprint or Face ID authentication, both of which are more secure than passwords (details).

Whether you use a password manager or not (spoiler: you should), take some time to go through your password and refresh them with updated versions.

About Drew McManus

In addition to my consulting business, I'm also the Principal of Venture Industries Online but don’t let that title fool you into thinking I'm just a tech geek. I bring 20+ years of global broad-based arts consulting experience to the table to help clients break the cycle of choosing one-size-fits-none solutions and instead, deliver options allowing them to get ahead of the tech curve instead of trying to catch up by going slower.

With the vision of legacy support strategy and the delights of creative insights, my mission is to deliver a sophisticated next generation technology designed especially for the field of performing arts. The first step in that journey began in 2010 when The Venture Platform was released, a purpose-designed managed website development solution designed especially for arts organizations and artists.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, lead a team of intrepid arts pros to hack the arts, lead an arts business incubator, and love a good coffee drink.

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