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LastPass now requires 12-character master passwords for better security

2024-01-03 20:18 by
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LastPass has begun enforcing a 12-character master password requirement since April 2023 for new accounts or password resets, but older accounts could still use passwords with fewer than 12 characters. Starting this month, LastPass is now enforcing the 12-character master password requirement for all accounts.

Furthermore, LastPass added that it will also start checking new or updated master passwords against a database of credentials previously leaked on the dark web to ensure that they don't match already compromised accounts. If a match is found, the customers will be alerted via a security warning pop-up and prompted to select another password to block future cracking attempts.

LastPass' security woes are well documented - breaches in 2022 allowed hackers to steal customer vault data. If you were affected, this meant the only thing between a bad actor and all of your passwords was the master password used to secure your LastPass account. The company claimed that so long as customers followed its "best practices" when setting a master password, their data would be secure - even as some subscriber accounts were still using weaker passwords.

LastPass says its customers still using shorter master passwords will be prompted to set a new one with a phased rollout this month, starting with Free, Premium, and Families accounts, followed by business customers.

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