One way to secure your passwords for online services is to use a password manager. Indeed, these applications allow you to use complicated passwords (hard to remember, but difficult for hackers to guess) and not use the same password for several different services. But even if your password is complicated to guess, it can still be exposed if the service you used it on has suffered a data leak.
The good news is that more and more services are warning you if your access information has appeared in stolen information databases. And today, LastPass password manager is added to the list of applications that offer this type of functionality.
A board to better manage password security
In addition to remembering your password, it now includes a dashboard that informs you about the security of your accounts and passwords. And if you subscribe to one of their premium offers, you can also receive a “dark web alert”. In other words, if you’ve fallen victim to a data leak and your information has appeared in a database on the dark web (if you plan to go there someday, use a VPN), you’ll be warned.
illustration provided by LastPass to show how their alerts work. LastPass
You will then have the opportunity to change your password to prevent someone from using the leaked information to hack into your account. This new feature is offered by LastPass in partnership with the Enzoic service, which specializes in detecting compromised information.
A similar service is offered by Google and Mozilla
Like LastPass, Mozilla also offers a password manager called Lockwise. And since May, this administrator also includes a dashboard where the user can be notified if the access information to an account may have been compromised.
Google also offers a password verification feature that will let you know if any of the passwords you’ve saved in Chrome or Android might be compromised.