Users no longer need to enter passwords every time they check their password manager just because they use one.
LastPass has added a passwordless sign-in option to its vault — the company claims it is the first password manager to offer this feature. Users can update account information on the web without entering their master password if they grant permission through the LastPass Authenticator mobile app.
The method is based on FIDO-compliant password-free technology. Both personal and business users can use the feature. LastPass also promises future options other than the Authenticator app, such as biometric scans or hardware security keys.
It may appear strange to use a phone app to check passwords on their PC, but LastPass already solves some problems with its browser extension. Nonetheless, this promises to alleviate some of the pain associated with password managers. It may also persuade users to use a stronger password for their vault because they’ll only need to type it in on rare occasions.