But don’t fret, LastPass users. We’ve got the tools to help you, so you can change your Twitch password automatically.
Real-time LastPass security alerts
If you’re logged in to LastPass and have a Twitch account, you’ll see our alert prompting you to change your password. Both a desktop notification and a notification from the LastPass browser extension will appear with a brief alert so you can take action immediately.
The alerts are available for any browser running the latest version of LastPass. Clicking one of the notifications will take you directly to the LastPass Security Challenge.
Automatically change your password
In the Security Challenge, you’ll see more information about the Twitch incident and you can update your password with one click by selecting Auto-Password Change.
It’s that simple! LastPass does all the work of logging in to Twitch, updating your password, and storing the new password in your LastPass vault. Plus, you’ll see any websites that were using the same password as your Twitch account, so you can change those passwords, too.
What we know about the Twitch incident
Though the details are vague, it appears that there was unauthorized access to some user accounts, so Twitch expired all passwords and is requiring users to reset them the next time they login. At this time it’s unclear if any data was leaked, but users should be proactive in protecting their accounts by resetting their passwords as soon as possible.
It’s very important to use strong, different passwords for every account and app. Now’s the time to make changes if you’re reusing passwords. The LastPass Security Challenge will alert you to any weak or duplicate passwords you have saved in LastPass. Use Auto-Password Change to update passwords where available, and use the password generator for all other websites to create secure, un-guessable passwords.
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Passwords can be frustrating to deal with, and let’s face it, we’re all bad at making passwords that are secure enough. But we’ve got the fix. LastPass is a password manager that remembers all your passwords for you and creates strong passwords for every account on every website and every app.
You only have to remember your LastPass master password, and LastPass takes care of the rest. It’s free to sign up and easy to get started, and you’ll seriously wonder how you survived without it.