Software and cloud-based remote connectivity firm LogMeIn announced last week that HP will offer access to its password management solution, LastPass, to select customers who purchase the device manufacturer’s new Spectre x360 13 convertible laptop.
HP customers using the company’s newest tablet-laptop combination can access a free LastPass account via a Windows Start Tile.
According to LogMeIn, LastPass allows users to store sensitive information like bank accounts, passports and credit card numbers in a “personal vault” where information can be organized into folders, shared and given to a family member in the event of an emergency.
In addition to helping users strengthen their password security — and thus their internet security — LastPass has other features including:
Autosave and autofill features that offers to remember credentials and fill them in next time a user wants to log in and the option to securely complete online registration and checkout forms.
Password generation that generates passwords for new accounts or replace older passwords with new stronger ones.
LastPass Security Challenge that allows users to audit their own vault for weak, duplicate, old and potentially breached passwords so they can be updated with new generated passwords.
“Today’s reality is that people’s lives are increasingly digital – and inherently PCs are a focal point of their online experience they need to protect. Using a password manager to stay safe online is the digital equivalent of eating your vegetables to stay healthy,” said John Bennett, senior vice president and general manager of Identity and Access Management at LogMeIn. “We’re excited that HP has chosen to add LastPass password management to its portfolio of security features to help consumers protect their digital lives.”
LogMeIn’s announcement makes no mention of LastPass being made available to enterprise customers using HP’s new device.
Boston-based LogMeIn acquired LastPass in October 201 for $110 million. Learn more here.