LastPass Sentry is a new feature of LastPass that will automatically monitor your accounts against known compromised site and inform you if your email appears in a list of breached accounts.
LastPass Sentry now offered for free
It seems there’s been an un-ending number of high-profile breaches lately; among them are the likes of LinkedIn, Last.fm, and the Apple UDIDs. LastPass is now offering a new feature called LastPass Sentry that is available to free and Premium users, as well as corporate Enterprise users. LastPass Sentry will scan PwnedLists’s comprehensive (and growing) database of 24 million publicly leaked usernames and passwords to perform daily “checks” against LastPass account email addresses to look for positive matches. If a match is found an email notification is sent to the LastPass user notifying them of the domain that was breached and the potential risk. Users can then run the LastPass Security Challenge to verify if the password for the breached site is used elsewhere.
In the future they plan to integrate the LastPass Sentry service INTO the LastPass security challenge to check not only the email address that you use for your LastPass account itself, but perform a local check of the entirety of your stored data. Cool stuff… check out this blog post for the details!
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Frank Woodman says
Again LastPass has added a very valuable feature to an already feature packed program. LastPass has so many good security options that it’s hard to find fault with it at all. But it’s always good to see more features coming out all the time as with security it’s either keep up and innovate or fall behind. LassPass keeps showing that it has no plans on falling behind.