Dashlane is getting rid of its insecure master password

Dashlane’s new Passwordless Login uses device authentication, so you can log in to your vault on your computer by scanning a QR code. | Image: Dashlane

Password manager company Dashlane is replacing the master password with a new device-based / biometric “Passwordless Login” solution to better protect users’ password vaults. That means Dashlane users will no longer have to create and remember a single password that must be guarded from the world — lest it succumbs to a dastardly phishing scheme that compromises your whole digital life (and probably your identity).

Dashlane’s Passwordless Login follows the company’s early support for the rising cryptographic keys solution known as passkeys. However, while Dashlane’s new master password replacement solution also uses cryptographic keys, it’s not the same as passkeys, which is the password-free authentication solution developed by FIDO…

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