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Nevi

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How big is the difference on using a Lastpass extension on Chrome, or the Windows desktop LP application? When you use the desktop application it still include a Chrome extension? Wouldn't it be more secure to ditch the extension, and copy and paste the passwords from the desktop? Can it be used that way at all?
 
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redsworn

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Lastpass support 2FA, isn't it? If so, then there's shouldn't be much of difference in terms of security if you have 2FA enabled.
I think the main difference is the desktop software support autofill on any apps. But it requires premium subscription if I remember correctly.
It's been a long time since the last time I use Lastpass so anybody please correct me if I'm wrong.
 
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IkariGradius

Level 1
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Hi,

LastPass doesn't work like some password managers such as 1Password or Dashlane, that have a desktop application connected and communicating with the browser extension. LastPass only use the browser extension.

They do however provide a desktop application for filling desktop application passwords, as you can see here, but it won't add any feature to your browser extension. They also have what they call the "LastPass Universal Windows Installer", that detects which browsers you have and install the extensions for those automatically. You can find all their extensions and applications on their download page.

To answer your question, you should stick with the extension, as it is how LastPass is designed to work. Also their desktop app isn't very good.
 
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