New Google Chrome Extension Alerts You When Passwords Have Been Stolen

February 8, 2019

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If you've been on the internet for more than a few years, chances are at least some of your passwords have ended up in the wrong hands. The problem is which ones have been compromised?  There's a new Google Chrome extension called Password Checkup that will check whether your password's safe to use every time you log into a website. If not, you'll get a message that one or more of your passwords are no longer safe due to a data breach, and you'll be prompted to change them. Your passwords are never seen by Google (the company only stores a hashed, partial code for unsafe passwords in your Chrome browser), and Google claims the extension "never reports any identifying information about your accounts, passwords, or device," according to a press release. The simple extension works on Google's web browser, Chrome and is free to download (CLICK HERE) at the Chrome Web Store.

SOURCE: Mashable

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