Jan 30, 2012

LastPass 1.90 Released for All Browsers, Featuring Import & Export of WiFi Passwords

As many of our users may have already noted, a LastPass addon update for all browsers has been rolled out, with a few big and small changes.

On Windows and Mac OS X, LastPass can now pull WiFi passwords from your computer and save them as a new type of "Secure Note". To do so, locate your "Tools" menu under the LastPass Icon, select "Import" and choose "WiFi passwords":

Selecting the WiFi Passwords import option generates separate secure notes for each WiFi network, and stores the passkey and connection type for each. On Windows, you can then export the WiFi passwords onto other computers! The process does require a WiFi connection to import and export, and for Windows requires a separate executable that's only added when you run the Windows installer. Please see our helpdesk article for more information on using the new feature: http://helpdesk.lastpass.com/getting-started/importing-and-exporting-wi-fi-passwords/.

Also on the list of updates and improvements are:
  • HSTS support on LastPass.com for all browsers,
  • A universal installer for OSX,
  • Support for the autocompletetype attribute,
  • For Enterprise, sites can be added to, removed from, and shared between Shared Folders much more easily,
  • And a number of performance and functionality improvements.

More exciting updates on the way!

Best,

The LastPass Team

42 comments:

  1. I have 1.90. Go to tools menu, IMPORT, and there is NO WIFI PASSWORD listed like in your screenshot.. whats the deal?

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    1. Same here. v1.90 No WiFi Option on Firefox or IE. I used the import option from the Start menu and it worked. Interestingly, my WiFi secure notes that I created by importing don't show the WiFi icon. The ones I manually create do.

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    2. Read the helpdes article linked above. You have to re-install via the Windows installer and then also install the binary Firefox add-on (if you're on Windows and use Firefox, as in my case). The Windows installer does already ask you to import the Wifi passwords. I also have that menu item visible now, which it was not before, even though I was on 1.90 already as well.

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    3. I don't, even though it has imported my WiFi passwords. Tools \ Import From \ Other, and WiFi Passwords is tucked away in here

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  2. What the heck is a WiFi password?

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    1. Hell if I know! I guess what we don't know won't affect us.

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    2. You ARE joking, right?

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    3. As far as I can see, a "Wi-Fi Password" is one that you use to log-on to a network with a wireless connection.

      For example, most places that have public Internet access now require you to obtain a password in order to use that access, one which is used to encrypt transmissions between your computer and the access point.

      Many businesses have wireless routers through which the computers used by employees can connect to the business's LAN without a cable from the computer to the router. That spares the expense of running cables to the employee's work-station ("desk"). Using passwords for the connection is, of course, a security measure.

      You don't want just anyone who has a computer within range of the access point to be able to use it, in these situations.

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  3. I have LastPass on Chrome. It reports 1.80.4 as a version. I tried to update. No updates were found. I have FF. LastPass was 1.80 there. Tried updates. There was one. Now on 1.90.0 on FF. Where's 1.90.0 for Chrome?

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  4. mine says 1.90.1 and im using chrome

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  5. "On Windows and Mac OS X, LastPass has the ability to import Wi-Fi passwords stored within your computer into LastPass as secure notes"

    Linux not feeling the love....again :(

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    1. Yes, we Linux users know that it can be done because Linux is Free Software!
      Ok, so there are several WiFi managers out there but hey - look at a broader integration: Integrate with the GNOME/KDE secret keeping frameworks! That's way more than just WiFi!

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  6. Make last pass free on Moble

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    1. It is $1 per month...that is a steal...pay up!

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  7. I would really like to see the Shared Folders feature of the Enterprise addition come over to the normal paid accounts. More than enterprise users could greatly benefit from this. This could be extremely beneficial for families. Even if you could share folders with only other paid accounts or say even a limited number of other accounts.

    I would also like to see support the ability to login with one of multiple two-step security models. I know personally I have no access to USB devices at work (i.e no Yubikey) where as at home I have no access to the needed software for Smartcards. I’m not enterprise, I do not use my account for finical gain by any means, I am a home user who wants’ secure access to my personal data whether I am at home, in the office, traveling for work, or traveling on vacation.

    I understand there needs to be extra “perks” for enterprise accounts over paid accounts, just as there needs to be perks for paid accounts over free accounts. Make perks that make sense and you’ll make more cents.

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  8. 1.90 is not available on the Chrome Web Store, indicating it's not out for Chrome yet.

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  9. It's out for chrome on our website : http://lastpass.com/dl

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  10. I prefer getting extensions from the Web Store only, for security purposes.

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    2. I wouldn't rely on the Web Store for "security purposes" as anybody can upload an extension, take a look at this DEFCON talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fstUo3c1uus

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  11. I love your plugin, but when it comes to the safety of my PC I only get extensions from the web store.

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  12. Where is the update?!

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    1. The addon will update automatically for most users. You can check your current version in the LastPass Icon > Tools menu > About, where there is a build date and version number.

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  13. Great job LastPass team!

    Thanks!

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  14. Once again Last Pass has rolled out more useless junk that doesn't work only to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.

    Thanks for Nothing,

    John Lee

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    1. Hi John,

      We're sorry to hear that - if you're seeing any ongoing problems with any LastPass features, we're happy to be of help. You can submit a ticket: https://lastpass.com/supportticket.php?lpnorefresh=1 so we can investigate further with you. We also welcome feedback on any further improvements you'd like to see to LastPass.

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    2. I have never had a problem. Last pass is awesome...keep up the good work last pass!

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  15. +1 would love to see WiFi pwds supported on Linux too!

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  16. where is the universal installer for mac? not on downloads link and not in this blog article.

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  17. I run LastPass on a W7 PC. The email informing me of the new version 1.90 is confusing. I can't find anyplace on my system that indicates what version of LastPass I am running. When I look for LastPass Icons (I have none showing on my desktop) the W7 search function lists:
    LastPass Help
    LastPass Importer
    LastPass Installer and Importer
    LastPass Website
    My LastPass Vault
    Uninstall LastPass

    I look for Amber's directions to determine the version: LastPass Icon > Tools menu > About and the first problem I have is "What LastPass Icon?" Then, should we right-click or what? The lastpass Icon that shows up in my Firefox browser doesn't lead me to anyplace that indicates the version. Even though my LastPass seems to be working, I think I shall submit a support ticket because this version announcement is completely confusing.

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    1. OH... I reply to myself... I see the icon in my Firefox toolbar and THERE I find Tools and About and there I see I already have version 1.90.6. I never did anything to update, so it apparently happened automatically. So far I didn't notice a change in LastPass....

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  18. Win 7, FF 11, Last Pass 1.75

    Check for updates gives "There was an error downloading Last Pass. Try Again." Over and over.

    Heavy sigh; fix this.

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    1. Thanks for the report - the update was posted to addons.mozilla.org so you can also update directly from there (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lastpass-password-manager/). We'll try to reproduce the error in-house.

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    2. That didn't work either. Downloaded, restarted and still at 1.75

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    3. Uninstall/reinstall and it's ok.

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  19. Has something been worked out with Firefox so that the LastPass add-on doesn't make Firefox crash? Right now, Firefox 11.0 and the latest version of LastPass are incompatible on the Mac.

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    1. Works on my Mac with Firefox

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  20. How do i know if lastpass premium is working for all users on my home computer?

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  21. I just wish I could use LastPass with Opera Mini on my Java-based dumbphone. Is that something I could look forward to?

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