The Most Reliable & Trusted
VOIP Service Provider
in Canada
June 17, 2015

LastPass Security Breach Is No Major Cause For Concern


The worldwide web has provided us with many incredible ways to communicate with people from all over the world. As well, it also allows us to entertain and educate ourselves by being able to tap into countless sources with just a few button taps or keyboard strokes. Naturally, business owners from all over the world utilize the internet to promote their businesses as well. In fact, we can’t think of a reason why one wouldn’t.

With that said, however, there are those who have concerns about privacy and security. This is a reasonable concern considering that with everything happening over the cloud, a company’s website always stands the risk of being hacked. Of course, there are many precautions that you can have set in place, but they may not always be 100% failsafe. Such is the situation with LastPass – an excellent security provider that was recently hacked.

LastPass, for those who may not be aware, is a service that simplifies your online life by remembering all of your passwords for you. By utilizing LastPass to manage your logins, users can create strong and unique passwords for every online account that they have. LastPass is highly heralded as a service that greatly improves online security. Not to mention, it makes life a lot easier for all of us who have several online passwords for various websites and profiles.

We decided to report on the minor security breach at LastPass today because MeloTel has very often recommended LastPass to its customers. Earlier this week, Joe Siegrist of LastPass firmly reassured its customers, on their blog, that although they “discovered and blocked suspicious activity on our network”, there was “no evidence that encrypted user vault data was taken, nor that LastPass user accounts were accessed.” So, there isn’t a whole lot to worry about.

MeloTel’s President, John Meloche took to Facebook to help ward off any concerns that LastPass customers may have been having. “All you need to do is change your master account password as a precaution,” he informed his friends, “You don’t need to update all of your sites passwords as a precaution. Only if they are using the same as your master password. So…for many of you, that might be relevant.”

Siegrist confirms John’s report by stating that “because encrypted user data was not taken, you do not need to change your passwords on sites stored in your LastPass vault…Security and privacy are our top concerns here at LastPass. Over the years, we have been and continue to be dedicated to transparency and proactive measures to protect our users. In addition to the above steps, we’re working with the authorities and security forensic experts.”

MeloTel continues to recommend LastPass as a trusted provider. However, John also highly recommends the “Two Factor Authentication” service offered by Duo Security as it “will completely prevent anyone from gaining access to your websites, even if they know your master password.” Another alternative to protecting all of your online entities is to change your passwords on a regular basis. This rule of thumb is always a good idea, says John.

Just like LastPass, MeloTel treats its customers as top priorities. The passing along of the news of the security breach in today’s blog is part of our commitment to keep our customers in the know. We stress again, that there is no major cause for concern if you are a LastPass customer. However, if you have any questions regarding the breach, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. As always, we can be reached at 1-888-MELOTEL.

0 Comment
Leave A Comment

Here are a few testimonials from what our customers have to say:

Danielle Cameron
Heidi Kaufmann
Charles Murray
Rashalee Green
Fouad Shuhaiber
Dr. Martin Jugenburg
Wayne Goldstein
Danielle Cameron (VP Marketing)Imprezzio Marketing

“Imprezzio Marketing has been with MeloTel for 4 years and their service has been outstanding over the years. Their customer support team is always extremely helpful and always responds and resolves any issues that we have. Thank you MeloTel for providing us with such great service. READ MORE"

Heidi Kaufmann (Manager )TK Enterprises

“When TK Enterprises found MeloTel 2 years ago, it was in a crisis situation. Our previous VoIP provider had left us in the lurch and within days, MeloTel had us back up and running and we’ve never looked back since. We started with VoIP services and have worked with them to bring our company’s technology levels up to be more cutting edge and competitive while reducing costs and mitigating risk the entire time. READ MORE"

Charles Murray (CEO)Benjamin Verde

“Benjamin Verde Incorporated has been a loyal MeloTel customer since 2013. We are able to provide a variety of Artist and Entertainment related solutions such as Web Hosting, Artist Marketing and Artist Funding to clients across Canada. By utilizing MeloTel’s robust products and services our agents are able to provide fast and efficient customer care to various radio stations, record companies, independent artist as well as popular international brands via Benjamin Verde’s portal. READ MORE"

Rashalee Green (VP of Operations)Synergy Marketing

“As the leaders in promotional advertising with over 25 years experience we strive to satisfy all of our clients’ needs when it comes to marketing them and their businesses. We go over and above to make sure that all of their advertising demands are met with no exceptions. MeloTel and Synergy have been in business together since providing exceptional VoIP and technical services. READ MORE"

Fouad Shuhaiber (CEO)National Projects

“I have been a MeloTel customer since 2009 and wanted to tell you how much my whole office appreciates your services. Life becomes a lot easier when someone is there to help when we need it. That kind of service is why we will remain a loyal customer for many years to come. Thank you! READ MORE"

Dr. Martin Jugenburg (Surgeon)Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute

“Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute is a plastic surgery clinic, located in downtown Toronto. On site we have a fully functional, state of the art surgical facility. MeloTel assisted us when we went paperless a couple years ago in replacing and restructuring our computer hardware and network. They have been providing us with IT support ever since. Whether it be remote sessions that are required, or on site visits, the service MeloTel provides is always quick and efficient. READ MORE"

Wayne Goldstein (CEO)Global Mentoring Solutions

“Global Mentoring Solutions (GMS) is a North American based, white labelled outsourced help desk provider that partners with major ISPs, eLearning Support Providers and mid-market IT Service Providers. With MeloTel’s telephone infrastructure services GMS is able to provide support for over 8,000 technical support interactions per month! GMS has been relying on MeloTel’s expertise and professional support services since 2010. READ MORE"

Request Information

Connect With Us