Starting in early January, Chrome is shutting off all extension updates that occur outside of the Chrome web store, in an effort to tighten security.
The update is now posted on the Google Chrome store, and we are automatically transferring over our users – most LastPass users will not need to take any action since the changes are happening behind-the-scenes.
However, some LastPass users may see a prompt for permissions to be granted to LastPass the next time they launch Chrome:
If you see this prompt, please press “Allow”. If you see this prompt, a download will start automatically – we start this download because we detect that functionality was lost in the transfer, and the download allows us to add back this functionality.
Again, most users will not need to take any further action, and the prompts for permission are not a cause for concern.
Our updates will allow LastPass users to continue running the extension without issues when Chrome is updated in January 2014, and we will update our community if any other changes will affect LastPass.
The LastPass Team.