LastPass, Blur, 1Password – hacking password managers?

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LastPass, Blur, Dashlane, 1Password – hacking password managers?

Here at Abine, we operate Blur, an app to help everyone with their Passwords, Payments, and Privacy. A core part of Blur is its password manager, so, naturally when LastPass announced they were potentially hacked last week, many millions of people started asking questions about password managers:

– Are password managers safe to use?
– Is it really better to use a password manager than just a few common passwords I remember and don’t write down anywhere?
– If hackers can steal my passwords from LastPass, is there any hope any company can keep my data safe?
– Is there anything safe out there, anything convenient? Should I just continue to do what I’ve been doing..?

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People want answers – so here is what we believe at Abine, distilled down to a few tweetable bullet points:

1. It’s more important than ever to not re-use the same passwords because there are more hackers out there in 2015 than ever before. Saying this is not just a scare-tactic, it’s true and there is ample evidence out there.

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2. Password managers generally make using unique passwords easier and more convenient – and they are getting better and better. Check out Blur’s password generation feature.

3. Abine never stores your unencrypted password data, and Abine never has the ability to de-crypt your passwords. That said, hackers won’t get your passwords even if they get access to the data on our servers.

Different leading password managers like Blur, LastPass, Dashlane, 1Password, and Keeper tend to use different approaches to storing your passwords – check out which one you are most comfortable with before you choose.

At Abine one of our closely held beliefs is that no one can truly secure your data in the cloud so you should give less of your personal data out. This is what Blur lets you do – with Masked Emails, Masked Credit Cards, and more that no other password manager today does. Don’t blame the web sites for getting hacked – it’s going to happen – just make sure the web sites have less of your information so when they get hacked, your account isn’t valuable to the hackers.

11 Replies to “LastPass, Blur, 1Password – hacking password managers?”

  1. Lori says:

    Use a password generator but never a manager. I was dumb enough to “trust” MaskMe as a password manager and now it’s holding passwords hostage. Luckily, I was just smart enough to physically write down all but one of them. And I can’t get to that one password.

    When I click on the MaskMe icon in Firefox, it no longer takes me to my homepage where my passwords are SUPPOSED to be but to a page telling me to log in to my account with my password. The problem? Well, when I started using MaskMe, you were never asked to create one, the thing just worked. But, at some point they decided to lock everything behind a password that I didn’t create nor was ever told to create. I guess MaskMe users are supposed to migrate to the allegedly new and improved Blur but you can’t do that if you don’t have your MaskMe password that those of us who started using it in the beginning were never asked to make in the first place! What an incompetent, unprofessional mess. And they now have the gall to ask people to pay money for their “services”?!

    • Marlyn R, says:

      Dear Lori,

      I think you either didn’t pay attention to your emails sent from Abine or you don’t understand how the program works. Don’t feel bad, I made the same mistake at first when they switched to Blur. It took me a while to figure out where I went wrong. To access your account all you need is the password with which you set up your original account.

      You may be confusing the back-up passphrase Abine gave every customer so, in the event we’d wish to export our passwords or restore them, we’d use that random & unique set of words to recover everything. That is NOT your password to access your list of regular & masked emails, masked cc, phone # or passwords. For those use the password (NOT phrase) you opened your account under MaskMe (now Blur). If you’ve forgotten it, try to recall which passwords you favored back when you started with Abine & keep trying. [Most people (prior to password generators) tended to use the same one. I hated having to make unique passwords & record them so I did get lazy for a while, but stopped that when my friend got hacked.]

      I wish you luck because Abine keeps NOTHING of your personal data on their server except to give you a gateway to your stuff & if you’ve forgotten it, you’re screwed. That’s why hackers can’t get to our info, except if we’re dumb enough to give them the access code. I’ve gotten so paranoid about hackers I now have all my personal & financial info in separate vaults on my PC with 568-bit encryption, thanks to San-Disk offering a 50% discount on the program ($20) to all their customers. (Think of a Fort Knox for your data but with deaf,dumb & blind guards LOL)

      Once I figured things out I got the 3-yr package ($75) so I have sych, Masked Credit Cards(boy, do I love those! I NEVER have to use my cc online anymore!) & masked phone (no more telemarketers, AMEN!

      FYI I am NOT associated with Blur/Abine.com except for being a customer.

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  3. sabir says:

    i too can generate msp hack tool for vip and starcoins.

  4. John Smith says:

    i really enjoyed your article and the presentation, thanks for sharing.

    At Abine one of our closely held beliefs is that no one can truly secure your data in the cloud so you should give less of your personal data out.

  5. John says:

    Now you can have paypal free money from this website from the generator from where it is a lot easy to add fund to account directly.

  6. Sweety says:

    Abine never stores your unencrypted password data, and Abine never has the ability to de-crypt your passwords. That said, hackers won’t get your passwords even if they get access to the data on our servers.

    This is an awesome post.

  7. itunes says:

    it is too good to have paypal.

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  9. I’m not really sure, if that’s a good idea. I always try to make my own password and I don’t trust anyone. If someone will get my PC and will see there camsdesire, that’ll a shame. Even though it’s amazing place.

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