Password Protection

Google announces a new chrome extension to help secure your passwords.

Breaching of the password is the most common form of hacking and security of credentials has always been a priority. At a time when people are focused on safeguarding their passwords and other sensitive information, Google has announced a new chrome extension that will warn users if their passwords have been breached so that they can re-secure their accounts.

How the new chrome extension works for password security.

Size : 1.18 MB | Platform : Google Chrome

New Chrome Extension for password protection

Google announces a new chrome extension to help secure your passwords

“Password checkup helps you re-secure your accounts that have been affected by data breaches. Whenever you sign in, if you enter a username and password that is no longer safe due to appearing in a data breach known to Google you ‘ll receive an alert.

Please reset your password. If you use a similar username and password for several other accounts, please reset your password there as well,” Google says in a statement.

Once installed, the extension reportedly checks any login details that are being used against a database of around 4 billion usernames and passwords. Google says that the password checkup was made keeping privacy in mind and it never reports any identifying information about your accounts, passwords, or device. “We do report anonymous data about the number of look-ups that surface an insecure credential, whether an alert leads to password change and the domain involved for improving the site coverage,” Google added.

Last month Google announced that it is extending the in-built ad-blocker feature on chrome. Developed to enhance the user experience, the feature blocks the pesky website redirection, and it was initially rolled out to North American and European countries. As a part of the operation, Google’s advertising platforms stopped selling ads that violate its standards and generates complaints from Chrome users.

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