Today, we are totally dependent upon online services, accounts and websites for our various daily activities. Most of the site’s want to engage their users, so they want them to sign up for getting the customized information and services.
However, this eases our work but has also increased the chances for data breaches and misuses. If you are singing in to an account, you can be a target for the breach.
Many users fails to follow the best practices for password creation and account management. And thus, according to various surveys, users mostly use their personal information like birth-date, nicknames, or even just “12345” as their password.
Often reused passwords and sharing passwords are one of the top causes of data breach. The cyber-criminals can easily crack the passwords and take over the online accounts.
Password Checkup Extension For Chrome
To overcome this challenge, Google Integrates Password Checkup feature To Chrome Browser. Although, Google released a Password Checkup extension for Chrome browser in February 2019.
While this extension is active on the Chrome browser, it automatically checks for compromised passwords for the saved/synced online accounts. Although, the extension has already been downloaded by 650,000 chrome user. But due to the increasing campaigns of data breaches and unawareness among users, Google is going to launch a built-in feature of Password Checkup. Thus users will not need any extra extension to avail this feature.
Password Manager For Google Accounts
Along with that, Google has also integrated a password Checkup tool as “Password Manager” directly into the Google Accounts of users.
This tool will automatically scan the accounts for username and passwords to be compromised or not. It also alerts users against poor passwords, reused passwords or change passwords to strengthen the security of accounts. You can avail this feature at passwords.google.com.
Google Integrates Password Checkup feature To Chrome Browser-What To Expect
This new feature of built-in Password Checkup will be useful for users to stay informed about any compromised online accounts, weak passwords and best practices to create a strong and unbreakable passwords. As a result, users will be informed about any data breaches to their online accounts.
If you are not good at remembering or creating or managing different passwords for different accounts, then you should use a legitimate password manager tool. This will help users to rest assured about their password security and access them at multiple devices.
You should also check out the Google’s latest security measure that is introduced in June about the Password suggestion tool to guide users about generating strong and unique passphrases.