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Fake LastPass Password Manager Spotted on Apple App Store: Here’s How to Protect Yourself


Feb 10, 2024
The App Store is infiltrated by a fake LastPass manager

In the LastPass blog, Senior Principal Intelligence Analyst, Mike Kosak, issued a warning to users of the password manager that a fake version of the app was available on Apple’s App Store. Referred to as LassPass Password Manager, this app mimicked the logo and user interface of the real version and was found to contain spelling errors. Kosak included screenshots of LassPass to help users recognize the fake app.

LastPass is named LasTpass and developed by LogMeIn, while LassPass has just one rating and appears to be developed by someone named Parvati Patel. The authentic LastPass has 52,300 user ratings. Apple’s usual app review process ensures that software on the App Store meets privacy, security, and content standards. This case is unusual because it involves a fake app that slipped through Apple’s review process.

Apple has since removed LassPass from its App Store and vowed to work with developers to prevent future fake versions of their apps from being uploaded. Users are advised to only download apps from trusted sources to ensure their privacy and security are protected.

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