LastPass Users Forced To Change Passwords After Possible Hack
LastPass, a free online password management application that also lets users fill in forms, is telling users that they must change their master passwords, as they have discovered evidence that suggests the service may have been hacked. Master passwords are used to protect the users’ database of passwords and LastPass is saying that users who don’t have a dictionary based password are probably safe.
The company will be validating these password changes via determining if the user is doing so from a previous IP block or against email addresses.
You can read more details on the LastPass blog.
05/05/2011 at 2:25 pm
I was a little concerned yesterday when I was prompted, but I’d rather them be safe than sorry. I really enjoy the service LastPass provides, and it’s nice to see them being proactive about their security.