Password (密码) strength has been a topic about the Internet lately. I have seen lots of clever methods for generating and remembering strong passwords. Some are better than others, but in my opinion, none are adequate. Here's the problem: It doesn't matter how strong your passwords are if you use the same one on multiple sites. All it takes is for a site to get hacked(侵入), like Gawker media, or even Sony did, and now your superstrong password has been stolen, and every site on which you used that password has been accessed.
So, the bottom line is that no matter how strong your passwords are, and no matter what clever tricks you use to help you remember them, if you surf internet often, the only truly secure password system is what you need.
Enter LastPass. It's not the only password manager out there, but I like it the best. You create ONE strong password that you have to memorize and use it to access your LastPass database. The LastPass database is stored online, on LastPass's servers. LastPass recognizes the site you're on and automatically logs you in (after, optionally, asking you to reenter your master password). LastPass also has automatic form fill and automatic password generation. This means that you can have a different, unique, very strong password for every site you log into, but you only have to remember one master password. It's the best of both worlds.
One argument against LastPass is that if their database is attacked, then all of your sites are in danger, and that's true, but given that their entire line of work is keeping that information safe, I'm willing to take that chance. The alternative is rolling dice(掷骰子) or picking phrases to create passwords, writing all of them down on a piece of paper or something, and then having to manually type them in when I go to a site. A terrible mess.
There is a free version of LastPass, with some additional features unlocked if you pay a $12 a year subscription.
小题1:The writer thinks using the same password everywhere is ________.A.dangerousB.convenient
小题2:When using Lastpass, users have to remember ________.A.all passwords used
B.the last password
C.unique password each time
D.the master password only
小题3:Critics are against Lastpass because ________.A.they have better ways to create password
B.they think rolling dice is more convenient
C.they have no faith in Lastpass database's safety
D.Gawker media and Lastpass were hacked once
小题4:Joshua Bardwell writes the passage to ________.A.share his experience
B.introduce a product of good quality
C.advertise his product
D.teach how to use a new product
小题1:A 推理判断题。根据第一段中It doesn't matter how strong your passwords are …All it takes is for a site to get hacked(侵入)… every site on which you used that password has been accessed可知。
小题2:D 细节理解题。根据第三段中You create ONE strong password that you have to memorize and use it to access your LastPass database可知。
小题3:C 细节理解题。根据第四段中One argument against LastPass is that if their database is attacked, then all of your sites are in danger可知。
小题4:B 推理判断题。根据全文介绍的语气，文中It's not the only password manager out there, but I like it the best和最后一段可以推知。