Want to keep people from logging into your online accounts without permission? Then it’s probably a good idea to use a different password for each service, use strong passwords, and change your passwords often.
Both companies have just launched automatic password changing features.
Automatic password changing lets you log into your LastPass or Dashlane account, select the password you want to change, and the app will do the rest.
The LastPass version opens a new browser tab for each service you want to update, automatically logins and generates and saves a new password, and the next time you visit the website, the LastPass browser add-on will make sure to enter your new password instead of your old one.
Dashlane lets you check boxes for the services where you want to change your password and then offers a one-click button that will go ahead and make the changes for you. Eventually Dashlane plans to offer an option that will make things even more automatic: you’ll be able to set recurring password changes sot hat your Facebook password will be automatically changed every 30 days, for instance.
Both companies say their new auto-password changing features are in beta at the moment and only a limited number of websites are supported. But supported sites include some pretty big names including Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, and Twitter.
Dashlane users need to sign up to request access to the new automatic password changer, while LastPass is already rolling out the feature to all users.