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Dashlane Reveals Its Source Code on GitHub – Review Geek

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In a push to be more transparent.


Popular password management company Dashlane recently took several steps to be more transparent about its platform, including placing its mobile app source code on GitHub for the public to see.

According to TechCrunchDashlane initially said that it plans to make all of its codebase “fully open source”, but that’s not the case, at least not yet. For now, Dashlane has openly released the source code of its mobile app for Android and iOS, along with the base code for the Apple Watch and Mac apps. Then, in the future, we might see the code for the web extension released as well.

As you can probably imagine, there’s been uncertainty surrounding password managers lately, especially with the never-ending LastPass scandal. And while we’re not sure if Dashlane is offering the source code in response to that situation, it’s still something that many users or businesses can appreciate.

So why would Dashlane share the source code on GitHub? For one thing, it allows the public to take a look, not to mention auditing reasons. In addition, it gives users greater peace of mind. Here’s what the company had to say:

“The main benefit of making this code public is that anyone can audit it and understand how we built the Dashlane mobile app. Customers and the curious can also explore the algorithms and logic behind password management software in general. Also, commercial customers, or those who may be interested, can better meet compliance requirements by being able to review our code.”

Being transparent helps build trust with customers. Also, this could help the company fix potential problems in the future when accepting code contributions. And while that’s not something Dashlane is doing yet, we might see that later.

However, it’s worth mentioning that Dashlane is one of many companies working towards a passwordless future with Passkeys. However, at the end of the day, transparency is always welcome.

via TechCrunch

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