We love us some LastPass but usually think of the password manager as a convenience. One reader found a novel utility in using it as just the opposite: to prevent your “work” identity from accessing sites under the “personal” realm.
Reader handbra writes:
I use LastPass religiously. I recently strengthened all of my passwords, so they’re rather difficult to remember. Since I’m going to be a little more dependent on LastPass, I began exploring the more advanced features, and set up a few identities. In this case, a “Work” and a “Personal.”
I limited my work identity to only vital sites, and gave my personal identity full access.
LastPass will remember which Identitiy you were most recently logged in as on each device. So on my work laptop, I will always be limited to those few vital sites. Of course, I can change the identity if the need arises, but now I can’t check my Facebook just by clicking on the bookmark.
I’d go so far, if you were really a sucker for a certain site, as to enter a few fake user/pass profiles for certain sites in the Work identity, so that you have to manually switch to Personal to prevent bad auto-filling, even if you know certain passwords from memory. Handy turn-about tip, either way.