Matt Alton

Matt is a 21 year old student attending a Computer Science course at Newcastle University. He loves exploring new ways to protect and secure data as well as sharing his knowledge with internet privacy, the latest software applications, and getting hands on with computer hardware - having built his own custom gaming PC.

LastPass: Your Guide for Secure Password Protetion

May 17th, 2019
When browsing the internet in this day and age, you may not realise how vulnerable you are to data theft, even just by logging into Facebook to send a message your personal data is being shared with millions of people around the world.

Some may remember the incident last year with the data breach into Facebook, where 50 million users had their personal accounts compromised which allowed hackers to access them and take control.

You may have noticed that websites you have signed up to in the past have since sent out e-mails asking users to agree to the terms of service regarding their data protection under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). However, don't be fooled by thinking this means your data is now protected, far from it.

In this blog post I will be talking about an application called LastPass, and how by setting up your account today, you can maximise your data security by using randomly generated passwords for each site you store your data on.