Internet users were left in the wild following Heartbleed, Cybervor and the never-ending stream of security breaches. Experts told them to change all their passwords, but doing so takes hours of manual logins. The process is so laborious that multiple surveys from different research companies show most people didn’t change a single password after Heartbleed.
Today, Dashlane simultaneously announces the acquisition of PassOmatic, the New York-based startup that has created automatic password change technology, and the release of a beta version of Dashlane which integrates this automatic password change technology.
With this release, Dashlane provides the most convenient and secure password solution with Password Changer: the world’s only automated password changing software.
Users select the passwords they want to change, and Dashlane automatically changes them in a click. The strong and unique Dashlane-generated password is automatically and securely synced across all their devices. What used to take hours now takes mere seconds.
“Password Changer is the antidote for future Heartbleeds,” states Emmanuel Schalit, CEO of Dashlane. “The ability to automatically change passwords is revolutionary. It provides users a highly effective way to stay safe from increasingly common security breaches on the scale of Heartbleed. Password Changer introduces a new paradigm of convenience and security for the consumer. ”
Designed to Scale
The beta version of Password Changer is compatible with over 50 top US sites including: Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, PayPal, Twitter and Yahoo!. This list will rapidly grow to include hundreds of top websites from around the world. (The current list is here.) The first version is available on PC and Mac, with mobile versions coming soon.
Additionally, Dashlane will soon introduce a recurring password change feature that automatically changes passwords at preset intervals. For example, a user could set Password Changer to automatically change some of their most important passwords every 30 days, and not have to worry about their password security anymore.
Consumers can sign up for the Password Changer beta on December 9th at:
Towards a simple and secure identity solution
The acquisition of PassOmatic marks Dashlane’s first strategic move following its $22 million Series B fund raise in May 2014. It brings the company closer to its ultimate goal of providing a simple identity solution for consumers.
Chana Kalai, co-founder of PassOmatic, said, “We are thrilled to join forces with the Dashlane team. We believed that allowing consumers to easily change their passwords is a problem that needed to be solved. It was also obvious to us that the solution made even more sense when combined with a password manager, and we clearly saw Dashlane as the leading and most innovative company in that field today.”
Emmanuel Schalit adds, “The acquisition of PassOmatic is a critical strategic step in our quest to make passwords irrelevant for consumers. Our vision is to provide consumers with an identity solution that is both secure and simple – so they never need to know, type, remember or even change their passwords. PassOmatic’s innovative technology allows us to dramatically simplify the process of changing passwords. We’re excited to have Chana, Jeff and, Daniel join the Dashlane team!”
Dashlane makes identity and payments simple with its password manager and secure digital wallet app. Dashlane allows its users to securely manage passwords, credit cards, IDs, and other important information via advanced encryption and local storage. Dashlane has helped 3 million users manage and secure their digital identity, and has enabled over $2 billion in e-commerce transactions. The app is available on PC, Mac, Android and iOS, and has won critical acclaim by top publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and USA Today. Dashlane is free to use on one device and Dashlane Premium costs $39.99/year to sync between an unlimited number of devices.
Dashlane was founded by Bernard Liautaud and co-founders Alexis Fogel, Guillaume Maron and Jean Guillou. The company has offices in New York City and Paris, France, and has received $30 million in funding from Rho Ventures, FirstMark Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners. Learn more at Dashlane.com.