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  • LastPass to be acquired, taken private

    Posted on December 18th, 2019 at 06:42 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    LogMeIn Inc — the maker of LogMeIn and LastPass — announced yesterday that it will be acquired by two private equity firms.

    Martin Brinkmann has the details on ghacks.

  • LastPass and Windows 10 Mail

    Posted on December 22nd, 2015 at 17:21 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Good question from reader SS:


    Just bought your book and am enjoying it so far.  Thought I’d take you up on your offer to answer questions.

    This has to do with the integration of the Mail tile and LastPass.  I have been a long time user of Last Pass and my job requires that I keep my computer secure.  I am starting through Chapter 1 and see your section on using the Mail tile which requires setting up an account to work with that.  It asks for the usual user name and password, but I don’t see where Last Pass would integrate here.  That suggests to me that Windows would hold my user name and password which I have always understood not to be advisable from a security standpoint.  Is there a way to use this feature with LastPass? Or is my only alternative to browse in as I have always done and use LastPass within my browser?

    Thanks in advance!

    Short answer: LastPass doesn’t work with ANY tiled programs. None at all.
    Some day it may work with Edge, but for now your only choices are Firefox, Chrome and (shudder) Internet Explorer.