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LastPass hack another testament to how vulnerable apps are

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Password management service LastPass was hacked on Friday. “…our team discovered and blocked suspicious activity on our network,” the company said in a blog post today.

Luckily, it seems that no pertinent information was breached. However, email addresses and password reminders were compromised, meaning that you may want to go change you LastPass password and turn on multifactor authentication for better security.

This isn’t the first time LastPass has been hacked, having experienced breaches before. In fact, password managers aren’t as secure as you may think.

This is just another testament to how vulnerable apps are. Sometimes it’s because of poor programming and a lack of safeguards put in place. But, other times it’s on an operating system level. Just like a keylogger can find its way on your Windows machine, similar malicious software can find its way on our phones.

This isn’t just a problem with Android, but with all operating systems. Security flaws are everywhere, and there’s really no way to fix it.

As the old maxim goes, “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” And that rings true among hackers, particularly of the black hat type.

source: LastPass