FAIRFAX, VA (PRWEB) December 09, 2014
LastPass, the leading password manager, announces the addition of its Auto-Password Change feature. In an effort to reduce the risk following security incidents and widespread data breaches, LastPass gives users the ability to auto-update passwords across more than 75 popular websites. The feature makes changes locally on your machine, ensuring LastPass never has access to your data.
To date, changing passwords has been a time-intensive process, requiring users to update each account one by one. With the new automatic password update option, LastPass users can efficiently manage and update passwords.
“With the frequency of high-profile cybersecurity incidents like Heartbleed, it’s been a challenge for people to safeguard their online life. When a breach does happen, many people are unsure of where to turn or what to do first,” said Joe Siegrist, CEO and co-Founder of LastPass. “The value of the Auto-Password Change feature is that LastPass users are able to immediately change their password, with virtually no work on their part. We’ve implemented this feature to ensure that all changes happen locally on a user’s computer and the data is encrypted with a key that LastPass never has access to.”
As of today, the new feature supports 75 of the most widely used websites, with additional sites being added regularly. Supported sites include Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Pinterest, Home Depot and Dropbox. For sites that are supported, a LastPass user will see a “change password now” option when editing a site in the LastPass vault. Using its patent-pending technology, LastPass changes your password in one swift process when that button is clicked. LastPass launches the website, logs in to the account with the existing username and password. Then, LastPass navigates to the password change page, enters the old password, and generates a new one. LastPass then stores the new password information and submits the change to the website, so the next time you login, the correct password is entered.
This feature is free to all LastPass users on Chrome, Firefox and Safari. For more information, please visit http://www.LastPass.com.
LastPass is an award-winning password manager that helps millions around the world solve their password security problems. LastPass makes going online easier and safer, supporting all browsers, operating systems and mobile devices. LastPass Enterprise scales SSO and password management for teams small and large, helping IT be more secure, maintain compliance, and increase productivity of the organization. Founded in 2008, LastPass is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. For more information, visit http://lastpass.com.
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