To be more precise, LastPass is an excellent unobtrusive password manager for Firefox and Internet Explorer. It provides a secure environment for passwords and integrates nicely into the web browser.
One of the coolest features of LastPass is the ability to log in to their website and manage the passwords there. This is excellent when accessing the Internet from a computer that does not have the Firefox or Internet Explorer plugin installed. And yes, there is also a mobile version of the service.
The LastPass team has been hard at work making their password management software compatible with additional browsers and devices. The first step is a set of bookmarklets that they have created. These bookmarklets can be used in browsers like Opera, Google Chrome, Safari and even the iPhone to make use of the stored passwords and form information of LastPass.
All that needs to be done on the user's part is to log into the LastPass website and drag the bookmarklets into the web browser.
Three bookmarklets are available: Login, Fill or Fill Form. Login will try to login the user on the website automatically that is currently active.
Fill will only fill in the information stored at LastPass while FillForm will fill out forms automatically. The website contains instructions for a few web browsers, make sure you read them thoroughly.
One could say that those bookmarklets could be a security risk. Imagine someone else accessing the computer where the bookmarklets are installed. That user could practically log into all websites that are stored at LastPass. The team has created a bookmarklet reset for exactly that purpose. This will reset the bookmarklets rendering all bookmarklets that have been created up to this point useless.
Update: LastPass can be used in the mentioned browsers directly now as well. The bookmarklet may still come in handy at times though.
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