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Google Password Checkup now alerts you if a password leak occurs

Google Password Manager has just received one more feature, which is to check for possible password leaks.

Google has been creating solutions that make it easier to use technology every day, whether it's with operating systems, applications, websites or services. Your password manager now receives a new feature, which was previously available through a extended for your Google Chrome browser, now natively in Google Password Checkup. security-password-key-manager-google-password-checkup-android-chrome-chromium

Creating strong passwords can be considered a true art, part joking, avoid the infamous 123456 or password It's not that hard (this was for you Happy).

Google Password Checkup, the one that always asks you if you want to save a password in Chrome or Android, yesterday received (2) the ability to find out if your password is compromised by leaks or not. Access the Password Manager, confirm your identity and request verification. Thus, three results can be presented, indicating the current state of your safety. security-password-key-manager-google-password-checkup-android-chrome-chromium

Weak passwords

If there is a password wrongly formulated, and that is a simple target for a possible attack, Password Checkup indicates this security flaw. So no names of relatives, acquaintances, spouses or anything like that. Birthdays or commemorative dates are not a good idea either. Give preference to phrases that come from a letter of a song, maybe a book or something. Alternation between upper and lower case letters, as special characters are welcome (t3us_0lhos # areMev5-Books).

Passwords used

This other problem that the manager might alert you to. Repeating the same password on different services only increases the chance of hacking. If a password is leaked, other services will be at risk.

Compromised passwords

At the! Your passwords are not cheating on you with someone else, maybe even so, after all if Google Password Checkup displays this alert, you are likely to be targeted. Compromised passwords mean that some service you use has been attacked or leaked and for some reason your password has been discovered.

According to the site The verge, Google unveiled a survey that points to the use of two-step authentication by only 37% of Americans surveyed. Another curiosity is that 66% use their passwords on more than one service. It is already a serious failure that only 11% have changed their passwords, after cases of leaks of streaming.

  • 000webhost;
  • 17 Media;
  • Collection 1.4 bi;
  • 7k7k;
  • Adobe;
  • Anti-public;
  • Badoo;
  • Bitly;
  • Collection 1-5;
  • Dropbox;
  • Exploit.in;
  • iMesh;
  • Imgur;
  • Last.fm;
  • Lifeboat;
  • LinkedIn;
  • Mate1;
  • Neopets;
  • NetEase;
  • Nexus Mods;
  • Pemiblanc;
  • R2Game;
  • Rambler;
  • Tianya;
  • Tumblr;
  • VK;
  • VN;
  • Yandex;
  • Youku;
  • Zoosk

As the saying goes: never too much security, and we should always pay attention to these details. Recently we report the return of the Emotet botnet, who used weak passwords to carry out their attacks. So, avoid exposing your accounts and possible problems as much as possible. Perhaps the use of a password generator is a great tip, but this is already the subject of another article (). _____________________________________________________________________________ See any errors or would you like to add any suggestions to this article? Collaborate, click here.