Password managers Dashlane, LastPass make it less of a chore to change login credentialsBy Shawn Knight
Security breaches and software vulnerabilities have flooded headlines as of late, often leading to leaked personal information that virtually anyone on the web can access. We've heard time and time again that it's a good idea to change your password following an incident but the truth of the matter is, not everyone has the time to change their passwords every other week.
Fortunately, password managers Dashlane and LastPass have rolled out new features that make changing passwords across multiple sites less of a chore.
Dashlane has introduced a new feature for PC and Mac called Password Changer. With it, users can pull up a list of their passwords and change them to new, stronger passwords with just one click. The feature is in beta right now and works with 50 of the top websites including Apple, Amazon, Dominos, Evernote, Facebook, Google, Kickstarter, PayPal, Spotify and Twitter, just to name a few.
A mobile version of Dashlane's Password Changer is also in the works, we're told.
Hours after Dashlane announced its new product, LastPass released its take on the subject called Auto-Password Change. Available to all beta users, Auto-Password Change currently supports 75 websites but the one shortcoming is that you have to change each password one at a time instead of doing them all at once.
Either way, it's good to see that companies are working on the issue and with any luck, we'll see other password managers follow suit.