My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: CA
I just got the following email this morning:
[A quick reminder about LastPass.com
A few days ago I sent you an invitation to try LastPass, a program that I use to help me manage my passwords.
It makes browsing easier and more secure and it's really simple to use!
You can download it for free at URLforLastPass.
This email was sent to MyEmailAddress.
If you no longer wish to receive our emails, please UNSUBSCRIBE.
Your security is our priority.
Never share your Master Password with anyone, including us!]
I asked my wife if she had signed up for LastPass. She said yes.
I asked her if she had sent me an email telling me about that and asking if I wanted to sign up. She said yes, but it was quite a while ago. I searched for it and couldn't find it. Very likely I deleted it.
I asked if she had composed the email herself. She couldn't remember .
I asked what kind of passwords she was using it for, hopefully no email, credit card, bank accounts, etc, just trivial stuff. She confirmed . But, I still worry .
If my wife used LastPass software to generate the email she remembers sending me, then I'm sure that somewhere along the way she agreed (whether she realized it or not) to let LastPass do what they just did, to send me reminders of it. However, if she didn't use LastPass to write it, is it illegal for LastPass to essentially forge an email using my wife's name simply because she signed up for their service?
P.S. - I unsubscribed. I have my own methods for keeping track of passwords, off the Web. I would never trust LastPass or any other Web-based service to keep my passwords safe.