Every week it seems there’s a new hack. Using a password manager is important, but changing passwords can still be a pain. Dashlane’s new Password Changer takes the hassle away by letting you click once to change a hacked site’s password to a new, strong one, and save it in your vault.
Dashlane is already one of our favourite password managers, but Password Changer makes it even better. It’s in beta right now, but it already works with some of the web’s biggest sites, including Amazon, eBay, PayPal, Facebook and Google. Whether you’re worried your account has been hacked or the site itself is hacked, all you have to do to change that password is find it in Dashlane, click the password changer button, and the app takes care of the rest. Dashlane’s password generator comes up with a new, strong password, performs the change for you automatically, and saves the new password for future use.
One of the coolest things about the feature is that it can change multiple passwords at once — just check all of the services with passwords you want to alter, and you can change them all at once. If there’s two-factor authentication on any of the accounts, you’ll be prompted for the requisite security answers or codes before the password change goes through.
Password Changer is only available in the Windows and Mac versions of the app right now, although the team expects to push it to the mobile versions soon. Dashlane itself is free, but its most useful features (cross-device password syncing, secure password sharing) require a premium account, which will set you back $40/year. You can read more about the new feature at the link below.