Google removed hugely-popular password manager Dashlane, which has around three million users on the Chrome web browser alone, from its Chrome Web Store due to an unfortunate misunderstanding. Thankfully, the slip-up didn’t affect those with the Dashlane extension already up-and-running on their machines. Instead, only those who needed to install the Dashlane add-on for the first time, or those who needed to reinstall it, were left without access to the login information for their online accounts.
The popular extension vanished from the Chrome Web Store on February 8, although it’s now back in its rightful place after the error was rectified.
For those who don’t know, a password manager – like Dashlane, LastPass, or 1Password – allows users to have unique passwords for every single one of their online accounts… without the stress of having to keep track of a different email address and password combination for every single account.
These applications generate the passwords and hold the information in a secure vault, leaving users with only one password – the one to open the vault – to remember. Many of these apps use browser extensions, like the one on the Chrome Web Store,