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This article was published on December 9, 2014


    LastPass follows Dashlane in letting you change loads of your passwords at once

    LastPass follows Dashlane in letting you change loads of your passwords at once
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    Just a few hours after Dashlane incorporated automatic password changing, popular password manager LastPass can now do the same.

    Now when you use the password manager, you’ll see an option to change your password automatically below your login info for each site. Once clicked, LastPass will open a new tab in your browser to apply the changes. Next time you try to log in to said site, LastPass will autofill the password field with your new information.

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    Currently, the service supports over 75 accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and Dropbox. Rather than going through a cloud network, LastPass says these changes happen locally on your device, so the company never have access to your actual password.

    As the company notes, security incidents like the hijacking of Target and Home Depot customers’ credit card information were stark reminders of the importance of changing your password every so often – this should at least make it a lot easier for LastPass’ users to do.

    ➤ Introducing Auto-Password Changing with LastPass [LastPass Blog]