How our password manager can help you avoid cyber attacks – and make your life easier
With a spate of cyber attacks in recent weeks, affecting organisations from telecommunication companies to health insurers, it’s more important than ever to protect your online information.
You’re especially vulnerable if you reuse the same password for all, or many, of your accounts. For example, if a hacker uncovers your TikTok password, they may also have access to your bank accounts, email and other sensitive information. And while saving passwords into a web browser such as Chrome might be convenient, this can also make your information easy for hackers to access.
So, it’s vital that you develop good password habits and carry this through your online life. But it’s not easy to create and remember ‘strong and secure’ passwords for all the online systems and platforms you need.
Luckily, we’ve made it simple and convenient – LastPass Premium is available for free to all students!
How it works
LastPass is a secure password manager that helps you generate and store passwords, and sync data across all your browsers and devices. Basically, it remembers your passwords so you don’t have to. *Yay*.
To make sure you never forget another password, create a Last Pass account by following these steps:
- Log on to https://lastpass.com/partnerpremium/deakin.
- Enter your Deakin email (typically [email protected]) and your personal email address, and hit Submit.
- Check your Deakin email account – there will be an email from LastPass prompting you to click on a link to ‘Upgrade my account’.
- Click on the link in the email and it will invite you to select either ‘Create an Account’ or ‘Log In’ (if you’re an existing user). If you already have an account, log in with your LastPass username and password, and click on the Redeem Premium Upgrade.
Find out more about how to set up your account and make the most of LastPass – including for personal information like your Netflix password.
Already using LastPass? *Awesome* But is your security score high enough? Take the Security Challenge, which audits your existing passwords and rates your overall password security. If you score less than 80, you should start updating passwords to stronger ones – which LastPass can generate for you.
Your digital life has never been so simple and secure!
Where to get help and more information
- Our Cyber Security blog will keep you up to date with the latest known online scams and show you how to stay safe online.
- The Australian Cyber Security Centre has lots of helpful information about how to protect yourself online and what to do if you’re hacked.
- Got a question or IT issue? Contact IT Help.