Google launches Password Checkup Extension for Chrome
Tech giant Google has launched Password Checkup a new Chrome extension on Safer Internet Day The Chrome extension will involuntarily check whether your password is compromised in a data breach or not
Google launched a new Chrome extension called ‘Password Checkup’
This new extension can detect and respond to security threats
This will also alert you if your password has been hacked
New Delhi: Tech giant Google has launched ‘Password Checkup’ a new Chrome extension on Safer Internet Day. The Chrome extension will involuntarily check whether your password is compromised in a data breach or not. The firm aims to keep the Google Accounts safe by proactively detecting and responding to security threats with the help of this new Chrome extension.
In an official post, the firm confirmed that it will automatically reset the password of your Google Account if it may have been exposed in a third-party data breach as a security measure which diminishes the risk of your account getting hacked.
The tech giant also adds that if it detects that a username and password on a particular website you use is one of over 4 billion credentials that we know have been compromised then the extension will send an automatic warning and recommend you to change the password immediately.
Steps to use the Password Checkup Chrome extension
Users need to install the Password Checkup extension on Chrome
A Password Checkup icon in the browser bar will be seen
If users sign-in using unsafe credentials, the Chrome extension will send an alert
After the alert users can change their password and prevent their account from getting hacked
The firm told, "We built Password Checkup so that no one, including Google, can learn your account details. To do this, we developed privacy-protecting techniques with the help of cryptography researchers at both Google and Stanford University. This is our first version of the Password Checkup, and we’ll be refining in the coming months."
Recently, it was reported that Google has removed 29 beauty camera and camera filter apps from the Google Play Store. A report revealed that many of the apps have been downloaded millions of times and the download count emerged from Asia particularly India.
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