New Update Dashlane password manager is now open-source for Android / iOS apps

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Dashlane announced it had made the source code for its Android and iOS apps available on GitHub under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 license.

The popular subscription-based password manager and digital wallet have decided to release the code of its mobile apps to increase transparency in how they operate while also promoting a more collaborative and open development approach going forward.

"Transparency and trust are part of our company values, and we strive to reflect those values in everything we do. We hope that being transparent about our code base will increase the trust customers have in our product." - Dashlane. "We also believe in a more open digital world in which developers can easily participate and connect with each other. This is our contribution to this ambition and another step in that direction," adds the announcement.

 

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Any opinions on this news? With all the PM scuttlebutt going on these days, is this good news, and is anybody here using Dashlane? Just curious. I'm still trialing to replace LastPass. Thanks ✌️
 

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Open-source or not, it's a hard pass for me.

I would only use the following products depending on the use case (not in any order):
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Microsoft Authenticator (with Passwords)
  • 1Password
  • Bitwarden Premium
I'm still trialing to replace LastPass.
Migrate sooner rather than later, before the next hack.
 

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Open-source or not, it's a hard pass for me.

I would only use the following products depending on the use case (not in any order):
  • iCloud Keychain
  • Microsoft Authenticator (with Passwords)
  • 1Password
  • Bitwarden Premium

Migrate sooner rather than later, before the next hack.
So far top choices are...
Bitwarden
NordPass
A distant 3rd, Keeper

✌️
 

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Dashlane plans to introduce support for passkeys to its password management service on Android later this year. The company announced the upcoming feature on Twitter, stating that customers would be able to "manage passkeys with Dashlane on Android" later in 2023.

Dashlane, which supports passwordless sign-ins in its web browser extension already, announced that its Android application will support passwordless authentication using passkeys later this year.

The short demo video that the company uploaded to its Twitter account visualizes the passkey creation and sign-in process in the Android application. Passkey creation for the service is a quick process, and once a passkey has been created, Dashlane users may use it to sign-in to the password vault and application. A password does not need to be entered anymore.

Dashlane does not reveal specifics about the implementation. The demo video is short, and it focuses solely on the passkey creation and sign-in flow. Additional information will likely be provided later this year, before the actual release of the passkey feature in the company's Android application.


 

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Dashlane has introduced a new alert system that will warn users if they are entering their login details on a risky or scam website. Touted as the first built-in feature of its kind for a password manager, Dashlane says that it sends an average of nearly 7,000 phishing alerts per day, to combat the scourge of such attacks, which reportedly reached half a billion in 2022.

Dashlane notes too that with the rise of AI in the public domain, campaigns are becoming ever more sophisticated and convincing, as AI tools like ChatGPT can easily write well-crafted messages to lure victims. It is currently only available on desktop browsers with the Dashlane extension installed. Usually, Dashlane will autofill your saved credentials on legitimate sites. On the login pages of spoof sites, however, it will not autofill them.
 

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