Nov 6, 2013

Take Action Now: Check If You’re Affected by the Adobe Breach

Are you wanting to know if you've been affected by the recent Adobe breach?

We've built a tool to help you check if your email address was on the list of affected accounts:

About a month ago, the software company Adobe had a big data breach said to have affected some 3 million users. News then circulated that 38 million users were affected - but wait, the problem gets worse. The data dump that was recently published online has been shown to contain 150 million breached records.

We’ve also learned that significantly more data was stolen than first thought, including emails, encrypted passwords, password hints, names, credit card numbers, and card expiration dates.

In addition to using our tool above to check your email, we are strongly encouraging our users to take additional action steps now to protect themselves from the breach:

1. Run the LastPass Security Check. In the LastPass Icon’s Tools menu, run the Security Check to see if you were using the Adobe password for any other accounts.

2. Change your Adobe password. Login to your Adobe account and update your password: and use LastPass to generate a new one.

3. Update the passwords for any other accounts that used the same password.

4. Share the LastPass tool. Help friends, family, and coworkers check if their accounts were affected, and show them how they can follow these steps to better protect themselves.

Since credit cards were affected, you may also want to consider signing up for free credit monitoring alerts like the ones LastPass provides. If any unusual activity is detected, you can take action immediately and mitigate the damage.

For a full analysis of the Adobe data dump, check out Paul Ducklin’s article on the Sophos NakedSecurity blog. We’ll be keeping an eye on how this story continues to develop, but most importantly we want LastPass users to continue being proactive in protecting their sensitive information, and their identities online. If you're new to secure password management, get started today by downloading LastPass, creating a free account, and updating your passwords to secure, generated ones.

Nov 4, 2013

LastPass 3.0 Is Here: New Design, New Features!

Excited doesn’t begin to express how we feel about introducing LastPass 3.0. Our new release features an updated, clean design across the LastPass browser addons, the iOS and Android mobile apps, and our website itself. We’ve worked hard to make LastPass easier to use and less intrusive.

Highlights from LastPass 3.0 include:

  • Revamped user experience and user interface
  • Field icon menus for easy access to logins and LastPass tools
  • A Shared Family Folder for up to 5 users
  • Expanded Shared Folder features for LastPass Enterprise
  • A revamped LastPass for Applications
  • Secure Note history, to track changes to your notes
  • Windows 8.1 support
  • and more

New Design, New Experience

In LastPass 3.0, we’ve changed the way LastPass notifies and interacts with you. LastPass focuses more on the website's fields, so there are less steps to get what you need. We're also phasing out the notification bars at the top of the browser.

A clickable icon now appears on the website's fields. The LastPass field icon is dynamic, showing you options that match what you would want to do with that field. If it’s a login form, you’ll see your matching logins for that site.

If you don’t have any logins stored for that site, LastPass will ask if you want to save it:

If it’s a “create password” field, you’ll see the Password Generator:

If it’s a shopping form, you’ll see your Profiles:

The field icon menu expands so you can quickly access all the main LastPass features:

The LastPass browser addon menu has been simplified, and we've added immediate access to search, so you can quickly find the sites and notes you need:

The vault has also been updated to reflect the new look and feel:

Improved Mobile Experience

The Premium mobile apps for Android and iOS now have a "browser-forward experience", meaning the browser is integrated with the vault for easy site searching and launching. The vault on both platforms is easily searchable, where you can add, edit, and update your passwords at a moment’s notice.

The LastPass browser now has quicker access to your logins and Profiles. You can add sites easily, generate new passwords quickly, and enjoy a more seamless mobile experience overall.


LastPass Shared Family Folder


We've streamlined sharing for our users. LastPass Premium users can now use a Shared Family Folder with up to 5 family members to manage and access joint accounts. Each LastPass user can be added to the Shared Family Folder, and the logins or notes can then be dragged-and-dropped into the Shared Folder.

Updates are then kept in sync across all users sharing the folder. See our full article in the user manual for how to get started; only the user creating the folder needs to have LastPass Premium.

Updates for LastPass Enterprise

LastPass Enterprise administrators can now give Shared Folder access to non-Enterprise LastPass users. Up to 3, non-Enterprise users can be given access to any Enterprise Shared Folder. The new functionality is particularly useful for those who may need to give contractors or part-time employees temporary access to sites. LastPass for Applications has also received a number of improvements.

We're Thrilled to Reach Another Milestone!

We are so thrilled to share LastPass 3.0 with our community. We hope you enjoy the clean design and less intrusive experience. As always, we owe a big “thank you” to our community for your continued support. We're committed to the ongoing improvement of our service, and strive to  provide a great experience for our users. Let us know what you think in the comments below!

The LastPass Team


How do I disable the "ticker" in the icon?
From the LastPass Icon > Preferences >  Notifications, uncheck the "Show Matching Sites Count in Toolbar" option.

How do I move my matching sites list back to the main icon menu?
In the LastPass Icon > Preferences > Advanced, select the Show matching sites in top level menu" option.

Can I go back to the old notification bars?
First, be sure that you're clicking the icons that now appear in your username and password fields to try to enter your data. If you've tested it and you don't like clicking the field icons, you can enable the old notification bars in the LastPass Icon >  Preferences > Notifications, and disable the field icons from there. We'd appreciate specific feedback so we can keep fine-tuning our new release.