I've been using LastPass for years, generally through the original Chrome extension.
In recent months, certain features of the extension have been totally broken, such as the ability to share passwords or the ability to generate new random passwords.
(Their support team has been unhelpful, as others have experienced too, such as here.)
So I figured I'd completely uninstall the extension and install again.
When I downloaded the LastPass Universal Windows Installer at https://lastpass.com/misc_download2.php, it prompted me with an user-unfriendly message (perhaps inexcusably user-unfriendly, given the security-related nature of the app):
To install the UWP application we will enable sideloading on your machine. Are you sure you want to continue?
I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a security risk on the app that I most want to be secure.
I found Microsoft docs that seem to inform developers:
To sell your Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app or distribute it to other users, you need to package it. If you don't want to distribute your app through Microsoft Store, you can sideload the app package directly to a device or distribute it via Web Install.
What does that mean? What are the risks for me as a user?