Dashlane’s New Feature Secures Old and Forgotten Accounts

Dashlane’s goal is to help you remember your passwords. But that doesn’t work if you entirely forget about an account. That’s why the password manager platform launched Inbox Security Scan, a feature that helps clean up old and forgotten accounts.

Everyone has accounts they either set up and used once or one from a now-defunct website. Because users often reuse the same login credentials, these accounts pose a security risk, since older websites may not be protecting user accounts from new security threats.

Inbox Security Scan is available in the Dashlane mobile app on iOS and Android devices. The tool collects and analyzes all accounts users have created with their email address, and imports them into the user’s Dashlane account. The iOS app is currently limited to Gmail accounts, while the Android app supports @outlook.com, @live.com, @hotmail.com, and any Microsoft email address.

Once users grant Dashlane one-time permission to access their inbox, Dashlane scans the emails locally on the device and, in a few seconds, generates a report that summarizes and analyzes the accounts it found. The report details compromised accounts, based on known data breaches, as well as different account types and the number that may exist in each category. When users import the scan results into their Dashlane account, they select which accounts they want to save in their Dashlane vault.

While Dashlane organizes the new accounts and email login information, it does not input the password for each account, so it is up to the user to remember that half of the equation. By aggregating old and potentially forgotten accounts, however, Dashlane offers the user more control over their digital identity. As the company explained in their blog, “Once you know how many accounts you have and where they are, you can increase your online security by giving each account a unique password—or taking steps to delete them completely.”

Dashlane, which was founded in 2009 and recently reached 10 million users, demoed its password manager and keyboard-less ecommerce transaction technology at FinovateEurope 2013. While the company is best known for its B2C technology that autogenerates secure passwords, it also offers a form auto-filling function and digital wallet that securely stores users’ credit card information for fast online purchases. Dashlane also offers solutions that help businesses seamlessly onboard staff with new accounts and has a partner program to allow brands to co-brand Dashlane’s identity manager as a service. Among the company’s partners are Visa, Intel, and yubico.

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This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

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This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Safe Spaces: The Best of the Authenticators, Verifiers, and Fraud Fighters

Left to right: A representative from Alipay joins Tinna Hung, Director of Marketing for EyeVerify during a demonstration of Eyeprint ID at FinovateAsia 2016.

This month we’re highlighting the issue of security in fintech. Our first installment was our interview with ENVEIL CEO Ellison Anne Williams.

Today we use the lens of our Best of Show awards to take a look at companies innovating in the security space for financial services companies and institutions. Three security companies have won Best of Show awards in more than one conference. Biometric specialists EyeVerify and BehavioSec have both earned Best of Show trophies on three separate occasions. Interestingly, both companies won one of their Best of Show awards at FinovateAsia; BehavioSec in Singapore, EyeVerify in Hong Kong. (Speaking of FinovateAsia, remember that Finovate returns to the Far East November 7 & 8.)

Earning two Best of Show awards was Silver Tail Systems (now a part of RSA, the security division of EMC, which acquired the company in 2012). Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Menlo Park, company was a pioneer in leveraging real-time behavior analysis to spot and stop business logic abuse on financial institution websites.

BehavioSec CEO Neil Costigan demonstrating BehavioWeb and BehavioMobile at FinovateEurope 2014.

EyeVerify, which was acquired by Ant Financial last fall, announced in August that it was rebranding as Zoloz. In a blog post at the company’s website, CEO Toby Rush said the new company would be focused on providing a hosted identity platform geared toward the Asian market. “Underserved and underbanked consumers in this region are moving to mobile so quickly that they have leapfrogged biometrics adoption and identity services in other geographies,” Rush wrote. “The platform is centered around the idea that I am me, my phone should just know me, and my apps and services should know me – automatically, conveniently, and securely,” he explained.

Zoloz is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and was founded in 2012. The company most recently demonstrated its technology at FinovateEurope 2017.

BehavioSec, the behavioral biometric innovator, forged a partnership with Gemalto earlier this summer, to provide end-user verification and identity solutions as FIs increasingly embrace digital technologies. “Removing bottlenecks to achieve full digitization of a business goes hand-in-hand with conquering online fraud, through a layered an collaborative approach,” Costigan said. In May, BehavioSec teamed up with fellow Finovate alum Kount, integrating its behavioral biometric technology with Kount’s fraud management platform. A partnership with Appdome this spring produced AppFusion for BehavioSec, a solution that makes it easier for app developers to add behavior-based biometric authentication to their mobile apps.

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, BehavioSec was founded in 2009. The three-time Best of Show winner most recently demonstrated its technology at FinovateFall 2015.

Making it on the Finovate stage as a security solutions provider is one challenge. Taking home a Best of Show trophy as a company dedicated to helping stop fraudulent transactions, prevent unauthorized access, and create truly “safe spaces” in a connected world is quite another. Here is the full list of security companies that have won Best of Show awards at Finovate conferences.

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  • Silver Tail Systems (demo)

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  • MapD partners with Continuum Analytics & H2O.ai, to form the GPU Open Analytics Initiative.
  • Thinking Capital to offer SMB financing options to TouchBistro POS clients.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

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  • Avoka, SocietyOne, and SuiteBox named finalists for Fintech Business Awards.
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  • Quantopian recognized by Boston Globe as a “Company to Watch in 2017.”
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  • Dashlane to support Intel Software Guard Extensions to help protect your passwords with hardware-enhanced security.
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This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

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  • More than 100,000 customers of Avanza Bank have used Trustly’s real-time deposit service since the two companies forged a partnership last year.
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  • Arxan Technologies wins six industry IoT security awards.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Dashlane and Google Partner to Improve Online Security via Open YOLO

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Dashlane and Google have teamed up to develop an open API for app developers called Open YOLO, which stands for “You Only Login Once.” The technology makes it easier for Android apps to work with password managers.

“To stay one step ahead of the market demand,” Dashlane’s Malaika Nicholas wrote on the company blog, “Google and Dashlane are helping create a seamless, universally acceptable Android app-authentication solution to increase your online security.” Nicholas added that Dashlane’s development team opted for an open source solution because it gives users a cross-platform security option. She noted that in February, Dashlane announced support for FIDO’s Alliances Universal Second Factor (U2F) authentication standard, the first password manager to do so.
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Left to right: CEO Emmanuel Schalit and Nishant Mani, VP partnerships and marketing, demonstrated Dashlane at FinovateEurope 2013 in London.

While Dashlane is pioneering the Open YOLO effort, other password managers are expected to be involved in the project, and other non-Android operating systems are to be added as well. Among those other password managers expressing interest according to reporting in TechCrunch, are 1Password, LastPass, Keeper, and Keepass. “This is an important initiative for our industry and for the state of user security,” Dashlane CEO Emmanuel Schalit said, “Collectively, we are committed to increasing user security and believe that the best way to do this is to champion open source security projects.” According to a Dashlane spokesperson, more information on the project, including technical documentation and code will be made public soon.

With more than five million users of its technology, Dashlane provides a free consumer app for use on a single device and a premium service for use on an unlimited number of devices for $39.99 a year. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York City, Dashlane demonstrated its technology at FinovateEurope 2013. The company launched its Spaces for Mobile solution in July and introduced its redesigned app for iPhone and iPad in June. In May, Dashlane raised $22.5 million in a round led by TransUnion that took the company’s total capital to more than $52 million. And in March, the company announced that former Fab.com executive David Lapter was joining Dashlane as its new CFO.

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Mountain View, California, Google demonstrated its Google Advisor technology at FinovateFall 2011. The company also participated in the inaugural FinDEVr New York developers conference this spring with a presentation titled “TensorFlow Machine Learning with Financial Data on the Google Cloud Platform.”

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This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

With Dashlane’s Spaces for Mobile, Passwords Connect the Professional and the Personal

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Spaces for mobile is Dashlane’s latest solution to help employees in the BYOD (bring-your-own-device) era. Based on the desktop version launched in June, the technology gives employees using Android, iPhone, and iPad devices safe and easy access to both their professional and personal Spaces within the platform.

“Password management blurs the line between home and work,” Dashlane CEO Emmanuel Schalit said. “If an employee practices safe password habits at home, that same mindset will carry over into his or her workplace.” Spaces for mobile will allow users to toggle between personal and professional spaces from the same mobile device, as well as to transfer items back and forth between spaces.

New personalization, help, and onboarding guides have been added. The solution also features an enterprise control which allows an employer to quickly restrict access to professional spaces without interfering with personal space on the platform. The Dashlane blog underscored this feature when Malaika Nicholas, community manager, wrote that the controls enabled “business owners, company executives, and IT administrators … to oversee the password health and security of their entire organization and every employee through the centralized admin console, while still maintaining employees’ privacy.”

Dashlane’s identity- and access-management solutions are used by both consumers and businesses to securely manage passwords, credit card data and other sensitive information. The company uses advanced encryption and local storage to serve more than 5 million users, with more than 6,000 companies subscribing to its enterprise service, Dashlane Business.

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in New York City, Dashlane demonstrated its core technology at FinovateEurope 2013. In June, the company unveiled its redesigned iPhone and iPad solutions, the same month Mashable featured the technology in its list of “7 can’t miss apps.” Dashlane attracted a $22.5 million investment in May in a round led by new strategic partner TransUnion that took its total funding to more than $53 million. Former Fab.com executive David Lapter joined the company as CFO this spring.