Google had a hit with its Password Checker extension for Chrome and now plans to build it right into its proprietary browser…
News of compromised websites and platforms are a constant. Hardly a day goes by without another breach. That’s why Google created a tool for its Chrome browser that automatically detects password compromises.
Built-In Google Chrome Password Checkup Planned for Future Browser Iteration Release
The Google Chrome Password Checkup extension boasts over 650,000 downloads and has scanned an impressive 1.5 percent of overall sign-ins.
Google only released its Password Checkup tool debuted in February. It alerts users if they enter a specific username and password combination known to be open to compromise.
The search giant now plans to build the feature directly into its Chrome browser. Furthermore, the tech corporation is also embedding the tool directly into users’ Google Accounts.
“The Password Checkup extension helps you resecure accounts that were affected by data breaches.
Wherever 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 the same username and password for any other accounts, please reset your password there as well.”