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Password management service LastPass can now proactively tell you if your logins have been compromised in data breaches — but only if you’re a paid LastPass subscriber. The tool comes as part of a new security dashboard designed to give you a better understanding of the strength of all of your passwords.
The new “dark web monitoring” tool actively checks your logins against Enzoic’s database (previously PasswordPing, who LastPass started partnering with in 2017). If the monitoring tool finds one of your logins in the database, LastPass will alert you in the new security dashboard and by sending you an email. That alert will show you which site was breached and will link out to that website so you can change your password.