Popular password manager LastPass has announced its imminent entry into Metaverse. At this year’s Meta Connect event, organized by Facebook parent company Meta, the company launched its 2D Progressive Web App on the Quest app store, marking a new phase for the company.
This move makes LastPass the first of its kind to offer a Meta Quest app. The company said in a press release that the milestone marks the password manager as a “critical security service for virtual reality users.” As Meta continues to expand its VR ecosystem, LastPass hopes to “proven essential” in business, education, productivity and entertainment environments.
With the new Meta Quest app, LastPass users can access personal information such as login details, payment cards and addresses without removing the VR headset. TechRadar Pro asked LastPass about the security of VR headset user passwords and whether additional authentication is required.
In response, we were told: “If customers have [Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)] enabled on their account, they must still authenticate via that method – either LastPass Authenticator or another MFA option. On the actual device No additional Face ID or Touch ID. We do recommend customers add an unlock pattern to their device and/or app to log in.”
LastPass for Meta Quests
The free version of LastPass allows users to store unlimited passwords and access them through one type of device. The premium plan (equivalent to £2.60/$3 per month billed annually) opens up access to multiple devices and brings some extra features like dark web monitoring and 1GB of encrypted file storage. Both membership types – free and paid – can use the Meta Quest app as part of their plans.
LastPass CEO Karim Toubba explained that “no matter what device you use, you should have universal access to your logins, personal information and data”. Many companies are already blurring the lines between work and home accounts, but that will soon change with the addition of a new digital presence.
The company’s commitment to the Metaverse appears to be pretty solid, with further plans to bring autosave and fill to the Meta Quest browser in early 2023, when it will be the “first cross-device password manager” to offer native integration.
So far, no other password manager has expressed a commitment to a Metaverse app, but this may be an inevitable step. Elsewhere, NordPass has done its own research(opens in a new tab) on how customers intend to use Metaverse.
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