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How To Use Lastpass To Store Creditcard Information
If you’re familiar with my YouTube channel and this blog, you’ll know I’m a big fan of LastPass. Using a password manager, like LastPass, is hands-down the most secure method of implementing secure passwords for all your online accounts. However, you can also use LastPass to store credit card information
You can use Lastpass to autofill your credit card and address information when shopping online. It is a more convenient method than manually entering your information and more secure than creating accounts with numerous online stores.
Add You Credit Card Information to Lastpast and Autofill Payments
Note that at present there’s no option to autofil online payment details on mobile, so the approach here only works on computers. Let’s get started...
Open your Vault from the Lastpass browser extension.
Choose Payment Cards from the menu on the left.
Click on the plus icon to create a new payment card.
Enter a name that distinguishes the card.
Add a folder name.
Fill in your card details on the right.
When making a payment, click the Lastpass extension.
Choose 'All Items' and 'Payment Cards'.
Done! LastPass will autofill the payment section.
Why you should use LastPass to Store Your Credit Card Information.
Storing your credit card details in a secure environment like Lastpass removes the hassle of having to enter your details every time you shop online.
BUT, more importantly, it removes the need or the temptation to create accounts with random online stores and allow them to hold your name, address and payment details.
For all the reasons it’s a good idea to use a password manager, the same is true for your payment details. Relying on your favorite online shops to keep your personal data secure is crazy. We’ve no way of knowing the level of security these companies employ to keep our data safe.
It’s like handing over your bank card to the checkout person at your grocery store and asking them to keep it safe until next time.
In contrast, Password Managers, like LastPass, have built their entire reputation around keeping your information safe from harm. They employ the highest and most rigorous levels of security because that’s their focus.
And if you’re worried about Lastpass knowing all your passwords and bank details, don’t be...
All the information stored with Lastpass is encrypted. The encryption keys are held on your computer and the decryption of your information takes place on your computer, not on the Lastpass servers. If Lastpass is ever hacked, the only information a hacker will obtain is a bunch of unusable, encrypted data.
Lastpass Versus Using A Browser To Store Your Passwords.
Browsers have become a lot better at securely storing passwords and payment information, to a point where they’re in line with standards employed by Lastpass and other Password Manager applications. That said, I would still use a Password Manager over a browser to store my credentials and payment information. Here’s why -
Did I tell you I was a fan of Password Managers? 🙂
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Do you use Lastpass? Do you recommend an alternative and, if so, why?
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