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Do I understand, how lastpass works, correctly?

Postby vespags » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:17 pm

I believe that the master password I use on lastpass is only kept by me
I open the lastpass browser extension, type in the password, and click the continue button
the extension converts my password to a salted hash and sends that hash to the lastpass servers
and they send my encrypted vault to me and it is opened on my computer.

A couple of questions arise:
providing I know my email address and password, supposing I
had a catastrophic disk failure , can I simply reinstall on a new disk
install a new browser, get the lastpass extension, type in my username and master password
and I am good to go?
or
Do I need to back anything up, so that if a catastrophic disk failure happens on my computer
I can restore the lastpass files and then use my master password and username
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Re: Do I understand, how lastpass works, correctly?

Postby jpenny84 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:40 pm

Yes, you would simply sign in using your current username and password. Assuming you have an internet connection, LastPass will always have a current encrypted copy of your vault. This is how you are able to easily use the service across multiple computers and devices.
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