πŸ“‘ Changes to LastPass Free

Bookmarked Changes to LastPass Free – The LastPass Blog (The LastPass Blog)

We’re making changes to how Free users access LastPass across device types. LastPass offers access across two device types – computers (including all browsers running on desktops and laptops) or mobile devices (including mobile phones, smart watches, and tablets). Starting March 16th, 2021, LastPass Free will only include access on unlimited devices of one type.

LastPass recently made the decision to limit their free subscription to one device type. As Mark Vandevelde suggests, this basically forces people to pay:

Experts say it is hard to know whether the new limitations on the free version of LastPass will encourage more paying users to sign up.
β€œWithout the ability to sync, there’s very few users who will really be able to use [LastPass],” said Joseph Bonneau, a cryptography researcher and computer security expert at New York University. β€œThey’re making the free version so difficult to use that most people will be forced to pay or use another solution.”

I was also interested in Chris Smith’s discussion of trackers.

The Register points out that LastPass rivals 1Password and KeePass do not have any trackers. Bitwarden has two trackers, and Dashlane has four.

I decided to use this as an opportunity to reassess. If I am going to pay then I feel I would rather pay for 1Password.

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