Popular password manager LastPass has announced that it’s about to venture into the metaverse. At this year’s Meta Connect event, put together by Facebook’s parent company Meta, the firm made its 2D Progressive Web App available in the Quest app store, marking the start of a new phase for the company. This is a move that makes LastPass the first of its kind to offer a Meta Quest app. In a press release, the company says that this milestone marks the password manager becoming a “key security service for virtual reality users”. As Meta continues to expand its VR ecosystem, LastPass hopes to “prove vital” for business, educational, productivity, and entertainment environments. With the new Meta Quest app, LastPass users can access things like login details, payment cards, and personal information like addresses, without needing to remove the VR headset. TechRadar Pro asked LastPass about the security of users' passwords on a VR headset, and whether additional authentication would be required.
In response, we were told: “If customers have [multi-factor authentication (MFA)] enabled on their account, then they will still have to authenticate through that method - whether it’s the LastPass Authenticator or another MFA option. There is no extra face ID or touch ID on the actual device. We do suggest customers add an unlock pattern to their device and/or the app to log on.” Full story here