There's no reason not to be using LastPass.
The company on Wednesday announced that its popular password manager will now be free for all to use. LastPass previously charged a fee of $12 per year to sync passwords across multiple devices, such as a computer, tablet or phone. To entice newcomers, the service allowed you to access select features for free on either the web or on a mobile device, but syncing between the two required a premium membership. Not any more -- that service is now free.
LastPass is one of the best known and most trusted password managers. Its main purpose is to store all of your passwords in an encrypted vault in the cloud. The vault can only be opened using a master password that only you know. LastPass doesn't store the master password or have access to it, which means even if its servers were to be breached, your precious passwords would remain encrypted and protected. (Just don't lose that master password.)
There are other benefits to using a password manager, such as the ability to generate strong passwords and autofill them on websites or apps you access from your computer (using a browser extension) or your phone.
While the free version of LastPass will let you access the service across all devices, there are still benefits for premium subscribers, who'll still pay $12 per year (about £10 or AU$16). These include access to priority customer support, group password sharing with up to five others, and additional two-factor authentication options like YubiKey. You'll also have access to any additional features LastPass adds to its premium program.