LogMeIn announced on Wednesday the arrival of LastPass dark web monitoring, as well as a security dashboard for the password manager.
The new LastPass dark web monitoring feature proactively checks email addresses against a 3rd party database of breached credentials. If that email address has been found in the database, the user will be immediately notified by email and with a message directly in their LastPass Security Dashboard. From there, users will be prompted to update the password for that compromised account.
Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news tidbits, tips for security on iOS 14, and how to share passwords safely.
TDashlane Family Plans are here, the company announced today. Two offerings provide password management for up to six family members. Premium Family is US$7.49/month and gives you features like dark web monitoring, VPN service, two-factor authentication, personalize security alerts, and more. Premium Plus Family is US$14.99 and gives you the features of Premium Family with three additions: Credit monitoring, identity restoration support, and identity theft insurance.
Andrew Orr joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss Security Friday news, how to wipe your devices, and Apple’s open source password project.
Apple recently created an open source project to help developers of password managers collaborate with websites to create strong passwords for users.
The Dropbox password manager can be found on the App Store, offering zero-knowledge encryption to paid Dropbox subscribers.
May 7 is World Password Day, and to celebrate the occasion password manager Bitwarden released new tools. One tool lets you enter passwords you use to see how long it would take hackers to crack it. The other tool is a password generator like the one in Bitwarden’s app, to help you create strong passwords for the apps and websites you use. Gary Orenstein, Bitwarden’s Chief Customer Officer, spoke of the tools: “Using strong, unique passwords for every internet site helps minimize the impact of data breaches. However, it can be hard – if not impossible – for people to do this without help. For passwords to be secure they must be unique and complex, but that makes them hard to remember. A password manager simplifies unique password use across different sites to keep users more secure.”
After you test the tools, give our podcast episode a listen where Kelly Guimont interviews Mr. Orenstein. You can also find Bitwarden on the App Store here (Not an ad but it’s my password manager of choice).
Mozilla released Firefox 76 today, bringing improvements to the browser’s Lockwise password manager. It also gives Mac users picture-in-picture functionality.
Firefox Lockwise will require a device’s account password before allowing a saved password to be copied, and it will let users know if a website breach has occurred that compromises a login and password.
It also provides an alert for vulnerable passwords, which are passwords used for more than one site. The password generating feature that creates random passwords has also been rolled out to more sites.
That’s great to know. I had no idea Firefox had a built-in PM.
Kelly sits down with Bitwarden’s Gary Orenstein to talk about their password manager and how it can be both open source AND secure software. Learn more about setting up passwords and why it matters on Security Friday!
We have a deal on Keeper, a password manager for iOS, Mac, Android, Windows, and Linux. With Keeper’s password manager and vault, you can generate, store, and AutoFill strong passwords on all devices while securely storing private documents. It also supports multiple forms of 2FA, including TOTP, SMS, Touch ID, Face ID, and U2F security keys (e.g. Yubikey). A 3-year subscription is $53.99 through our deal.
We have a deal on a 1-year subscription to PassCamp password manager, a password manager aimed at teams. PassCamp password manager features zero-knowledge proof, end-to-end encryption and other security technologies intended to help you to safely keep and share sensitive information. A 1-year subscription to PassCamp is $29.99 through our deal.
With more people working at home these days, it’s essential to have an affordable, high-quality, secure, and reasonably powerful computer. Apple’s new MacBook Air fills the bill.
We have a deal on a 1-year subscription to NordPass Password Manager for Mac, Windows, or Linux devices. The subscription is good on up to 6 devices, and it will remember and autosave all your complex passwords, autofill online forms, generate strong passwords when needed, and more. This subscription is $29.99 through our deal, but coupon code SPRINGSAVE15 brings the checkout price down to $25.49.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss Battery Case Replacements, the AR Converter app, and avoiding online scams.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss apps you should remove from your devices, and making 2020 more secure.
Charlotte Henry and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont to discuss updates to Sign In With Apple, and how to use and manage those logins.
Google’s Project Zero security team found a LastPass bug that exposed user credentials on a website they previously visited.
Launched last week, the Yubico 5Ci is the first security key with a Lightning connector. The company sent Andrew one for review.
A Capital One hack was recently discovered, affecting over 100 million people. Here’s what we know, and what you can do to stay protected.
Investment and stock trading app Robinhood recently admitted to storing user credentials like passwords in plaintext.