Google announced on Wednesday (2) a new function for Chrome that aims to alert users when a password entered online has already been leaked on the web. The feature will work with all websites that have credentials saved in the browser: when trying to log in again, the program will automatically scan leaked information databases and warn if the user has been compromised.
READ: Google releases new Chrome; see all the news
The tool originally appeared in February in the form of the extensive Password Checkup and will be integrated into the browser by the end of the year without downloading anything. Users can now make manual queries at passwords.google. The service is similar to the one offered by Have I Been Pwned and Mozilla's Firefox Monitor tool.
Chrome will warn if passwords have been leaked Photo: Melissa Cruz / TechTudo
Want to buy a cell phone, TV and other discounted products? Meet the Compare TechTudo
Google promises to cross user login data with a base of about 4 billion passwords and emails that have been leaked in the past. When attempting to use a leaked credential, the user receives a notification and has the opportunity to change the password to prevent their account from being hacked. The s alert appears if the password is registered with the browser's native manager.
More people are expected to use the alert service when a browser plugin is no longer required, increasing the chance of preventing attacks. Currently, the extensive Password Checkup has over 950,000 installations.
Google warns if password is repeated, weak or has been leaked on the web Photo: Reproduo / TechTudo
In addition to informing if passwords have been stolen by hackers, Google also performs an analysis to inform if user-configured strings are too easy or appear on more than one service. The company can then recommend changing the password to make the combinations stronger and unique.
Via Threat Post and Engadget
How to make the computer recognize network? Ask questions on the TechTudo forum.
How to download everything Google Maps knows about you