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Google will notify you about compromised passwords — and let you change them quickly

todayMay 18, 2021 3

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Google introduced new features for password protection at its virtual developer conference Google IO today. One of the most notable features was sending alerts for your compromised credentials and let you change them quickly through Chrome.

The company’s password manager — built into Chrome and Android — will automatically send you an alert when one of your saved passwords is part of a data breach. But that’s not all: the company is introducing will let you also change it quickly in Chrome, so you don’t have to sign in to the site, and go to the change password field.

Here’s how it works: when you perform the Check password action through Chrome, and if it finds a compromised password, the browser will show a “Change Password” button. This feature will help you switch the password on one page, instead of going through multiple clicks. Plus, Chrome will suggest a strong new password for your account.

 

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