The Password Checkup extension, released by the company in February, alerts you when it's saved credentials log in, detecting data breaches, and then suggest that you change your password.
To access the Password Checkup tool, go to Password Manager at https://passwords.google.gr and click on the link Check passwords.
Google will then check your saved login credentials based on the following criteria:
- Checks whether credentials have been exposed to third-party data breaches.
- Checks if passwords are reused in multiple locations.
- It checks if passwords are considered weak and can easily be broken by an attacker.
After the check is completed, Password Manager will show you the various parameters that your passwords might be compromised with. Such may be broken passwords, passwords used in many locations as well as the weak.
You can then click on each parameter. A list of all your problematic passwords will be displayed and you will be able to change them to a more secure one.
However, the company seems to have other plans.
As reported in August, Google intends to add to Chrome, the ability to notify you if your saved passwords are detected in data breaches.
While this feature is still under trial, it does indicate that Google is aiming to offer a free, full-featured Password Manager that can compete with many paid options.
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