Google Launched New Password Checkup Chrome Extension
Protect your accounts from data breaches with Password Checkup
Are you using Chrome Browser and looking to safeguard your passwords? Now don’t need worry because Google has launched a new password checkup chrome extension which is designed to keep an eye on current data leak and safe from hijacking if their accounts have been impacted by recent security breaches.
The Security and Anti-abuse Research Team published a post and said that Google has released the new Password Checkup Chrome Extension that help to keep your account safe from hijacking with a defense in depth strategy that spans prevention, detection, and mitigation. The new Password Checkup Extension was launched to mark Safer Internet Day!
When you use a password, the new Password Checkup Extension will scan through the hacked databases and alert you if your password is already listed.
Steps to Install New Password Checkup Chrome Extension
The company not only wants to help you keep safe and stay secure on Google, but also everywhere on the web. That is why they designed the new Password Checkup Chrome Extension with the help of cryptography experts at Stanford University with three key principles in mind:
- Password Checkup will only warn you about unsafe usernames and passwords.
- In case of any breach Password Checkup will alerts their users to change their passwords.
- This new extension designed with privacy-preserving technologies which will never reveal your information to Google.
Google also provided an infographic overview that how Password Checkup works to fulfill users security and privacy requirements.
This is the first version of new Password Checkup Extension which will continue refining it over the coming months, including improving site compatibility and username and password field detection.