Website security breaches may endanger personal and financial data, but when password details are maliciously accessed, the risk is even greater. Fortunately, Google has announced that it is adding a new security feature to Chrome that will let users know immediately whether or not their passwords have been stolen.
With dozens of high-profile security breaches at trusted companies around the world, it's harder than ever to guarantee the security of your passwords. However, with too many users making this classic mistake of repeating the same password across many services, the risk is increased if even one website is affected by a breach.
We explain how this very useful feature works
According to Google, the new feature will be quite intuitive for its users Chrome. Once you've entered a password in Chrome, a popup will pop up to let you know if it's ever stolen. The popup will also allow you to control others accounts who use this password and change it to avoid further vulnerabilities.
Google has been testing this technology for most of the year in the form of a browser extension. Now, the company opens the feature globally to all users in the hope of keeping everyone safe from weak and compromised codes access.
This feature will be gradually transferred to all users in the coming months.
Already have your password violated?
There are different ways to check if your passwords have been compromised, but the simplest solution is to head to HaveIBeenPwned. This useful site requires nothing more than an address email to search for thousands of data breaches, to find out if the passwords associated with this account have been breached.
There is no risk of entering your email here, but the results can be quite frustrating.
We don't want to break it to you, but there is a pretty good chance that at least one of your passwords has been compromised in recent years. Only 2018 reported 1.244 data breaches at USA with more than 446.5 millions of files exposed to potential hackers. Statistics have shown that these numbers are getting worse on a yearly basis, so you will definitely need to address your problematic online security. But how?
How can I protect myself?
When Google adds a security feature to the Chrome interface, you know that password protection is important. Unfortunately, with all these violations of it security, it can seem like a pretty important task to keep your personal data secure, especially if you expect to remember all of these unique passwords. Fortunately, that's why password managers are built.
When you install a password manager, you not only protect your personal data, but also make your online experience much easier. In addition to storing and protecting multiple passwords PIN and passwords, a password manager logs on accounts as easy as a click of a button. Just go to a specific site, click the password manager icon, and you're securely linked to any account you have.