Introducing Auto-Password Changing with LastPass

By December 9, 2014 Product Updates 83 Comments
In the wake of major security incidents like Heartbleed, there was one piece of advice delivered over and over again: Change your passwords. Change them now. And create much, much stronger ones.

We saw many people struggling with where to begin that process. Even for those already using a password manager like LastPass, it still required setting aside time to navigate through each account and update passwords one by one. Until now.

We’re excited to announce that the Auto-Password Change feature we released to our Pre-Build Team last week is now available for all users in beta. LastPass can now change passwords for you, automatically. We’re releasing this feature for free to all our users, on Chrome, Safari, and Firefox (starting with version 3.1.70).

Maintaining your privacy and security is our top priority. That’s why we’re doing this differently. We’ve implemented this feature to make password changes locally on your machine, ensuring we stay true to our mission and never have access to your data. All of your sensitive information is encrypted on your computer before syncing, and your encryption key is never shared with LastPass.

Auto-Password Change already supports 75 of the most popular websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Pinterest, Home Depot, and Dropbox. When clicking “edit” for a supported site, a “Change Password Automatically” button appears:

Once clicked, LastPass opens a new tab where it logs in for you, creates a new password, and submits the changes on the website, while also saving them to LastPass. Next time you log in to that website, LastPass will autofill with the newly-generated password. And all you had to do was click a button!

We’re committed to making password management easier, faster, and even more practical. We’re building features that help you minimize the impact of breaches. Give Auto-Password Change a try. We think you’ll find it life-changing, too.


  • Anonymous says:

    Any update on the ETA for 3.1.70 for FireFox / IE (actually it’s been August since they received any love)?

    Note currently Auto-Password change only works in Chrome or Safari (?I haven’t checked).

  • Anonymous says:

    I would like to see an option to store password requirements, for example for each entry store the length, whether numbers are allowed, special characters, and number of days in order to change. This could trigger a reminder say if 60 days was set for an entry at 55 days a reminder pops on the site to review and change these passwords. This tool is great but I can’t keep track easily of what I changed recently vs what I should change. I realize security challenge shows you but I have to scroll around and I have nothing to measure against for example some passwords I may want to change more frequently. Another thing is why do I see a different score on my pc vs android?