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Entering master password with trojan safe on LastPass?


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#1 Mandark

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 01:39 PM

I just installed LastPass. It required me to enter a master password on firefox itself, to set it up.

However, I don't know if my laptop has virus/trojans, even though I scanned it with malwarebytes and CCleaner.

Is it safe to enter the master password not knowing whether my laptop is infected? I read that the only way to be sure there are no trojans on the laptop is by going through task manager > background processes 1 by 1, which would take a whole day I think.

 

Anyway, would it be safer to use Keepass in this case, knowing that it doesn't reuire a browser to enter the master password? (Although I read that Keepass is more vulnerable to hackers as the website doesn't have HTTPS or smthn).

To rephrase it, with my limited PC knowledge I think that browsers are easier targeted by hackers and thus not making it safe to enter the master password on firefox.

 

Are my concerns legit? If so, any advice on this matter?

Thanks!


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Posted 30 July 2017 - 03:04 PM

Malwarebytes is a very good program...but it is not a universal neutralizer of malware.  Nothing is, that's why multiple tools are generally used by those who are in the habit or profession of neutralizing malware.

 

Ccleaner is just a utility, using it has nothing whatever to do with the elimination/mitigation of malware.

 

If you want to find out if your system is infected, I suggest you open a topic in the Am I Infected forum here at BC.

 

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