If you’re a LastPass customer and noticed you can’t find the password manager’s extension in Google’s Chrome Web Store, there’s a reason for that: LastPass accidentally removed it. I didn’t say it was a good reason, but there you have it.
As reported by BleepingComputer, LastPass acknowledged the accidental removal of its Chrome extension on Twitter. It also said it’s “working with the Google team to restore it ASAP.” As of this writing, the link to the Chrome extension still serves a 404 error page. It’s worth noting that this doesn’t affect you if you already have the extension installed on Chrome—it should continue to work as normal.
In the meantime, if you need to access LastPass and don’t already have the extension, you can use the Web Vault, the LastPass mobile app, or the LastPass extension on a different browser if you want to access your saved passwords.
The popular password manager has had a rough time over the last few days. During this past weekend, LastPass had an outage preventing some customers from accessing their accounts. According to LastPass, it was an “isolated issue” and not a “widespread outage.” The password manager has since resolved the outage, with the cause blamed on a “recent product release.”
The good news is the outage didn’t result in leaked personal information passwords. According to LastPass on Twitter, “encryption and decryption occurs locally on your device, not on our servers.”