Download LastPass, to manage passwords and auto fill forms
LastPass is a free password manager and auto-filler, combining an application you can install on your computer, and an online service, hosting your passwords (encrypted) letting you use them from whatever location you might be. All you need is to remember a single master password.
Having all this sensitive information including credit cards stored on a server away from my PC made me feel insecure — and I still believe that this should be only an option, not a necessity. However, according to LastPass all encryption/decryption occurs localy, not on the remote servers. This means that sensitive data does not travel over the Internet, but only encrypted. The encryption algorithm used is that of the US Government for Top Secret data. The encryption key is created from a user’s email address and password. The components that make up the decryption key remain local – which also means that if you lose/forget your master password LastPass can do nothing to help you decrypt your data.
The LastPass installer will let you create an account, import passwords currently on your system (including import from Firefox, Internet Explorer and Roboform, and it will install Plugins for Internet Explorer and/or Firefox.
The easiest way to add new sites to LastPass is to simply go to the site and login as you typically would. LastPass will present you with an Add Site option, where you can specify a friendly name for the account (it is pre-populated with the domain name) and you can also type or select a group for this account. By assigning groups to each of your sites, it will allow you to organize your accounts by categories. Some examples of groups are Financial, Shopping, Social Networks, etc. If you have an existing account at this site stored in LastPass, you will also see an option to replace the existing site with the new login information. After you choose to save the site, LastPass will store your encrypted data and will automatically fill in this information the next time you visit the site.
An alternate way to save a site is to use the ‘Save All Entered Data’ option in the toolbar after you have filled in the form (but before you have submitted it). If you find that LastPass does not automatically detect the login on a particular site, this method may be used instead.
Your sites are organized by groups with your Favorites at the top for easy access. If you click on the name of the site, LastPass will open its url in a new tab (or browser) and autologin using your stored username and password. You are also provided with Edit, Share and Delete links for each site.
LastPass gives you also tools to generate secure, non-guessable passwords. When it detects that you are being asked to provide a new password, it will pop the notification bar to offer to generate a password for you. This password is random and is non-guessable. You can then use the Accept button to auto-populate the password fields in the form. When you accept the generated password, LastPass also saves this securely in your account in case you do not get a chance to add the new site to your Lastpass account.