Password manager Firefox will soon be able to fill in logins in other apps on Android

Mozilla is expanding its Firefox password manager. Where it currently stores and enters logins within the browser, this will soon be possible on Android outside of it. In addition, the app will receive additional functions to secure that data. Mozilla states that saved logins will soon work on the mobile sites and their app counterparts, … Read more

Google adds biometric authentication to Chrome password manager

Google has made it possible to secure data from the Chrome password manager behind biometric security. That starts with credit card information; these are only filled in if the user, for example, provides his fingerprint. Google says that when initially providing the credit card information, the so-called card verification code, or CVC, must still be … Read more

Apple iCloud Keychain gets support for two-factor authentication

Apple is planning a major update to password manager iCloud Keychain, adding support for passwords via two-factor authentication and warning users if they use the same password for multiple services. The updates are in iCloud Keychain for iOS 14, 9to5Mac reports based on an early build it got its hands on for Apple’s upcoming mobile … Read more

Apple releases iOS 13.3 with support for security keys in Safari

Apple has released iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3. This includes support for the use of physical security keys in combination with Apple’s own web browser, Safari. Apple reports that iOS 13.3 introduces additional support for security keys in Safari, which are compatible with NFC, USB and Lightning FIDO2. Previously, Safari users could not use physical … Read more

LastPass closes vulnerability in its browser plugin

LastPass has patched a vulnerability in its browser plugin found by Google’s Project Zero. Under certain circumstances, an attacker was able to retrieve the last used password using a specially crafted website. LastPass has updated its browser extension and many users should automatically receive that version numbered 4.33.0, while users who have disabled auto-update will … Read more

Research: master password of password managers can be retrieved via memory

Security researchers show that the master password of password managers such as 1Password and LastPass can be retrieved. This is possible with a targeted attack on the memory of Windows 10 computers. The study by the independent American consultancy Independent Security Evaluators focuses on 1Password, KeePass, LastPass and Dashlane for Windows 10. The researchers looked … Read more