Google Will Feature Password Checkup for Chrome Browser

Google Will Feature Password Checkup for Chrome Browser

Google has a plan to use password checkup for Chrome browser users of weak or compromised passwords. When the password is in a red, it means that the pass is not appropriate and the users should protect their account.  

According to Andreas Tuerk, product manager for Google’s Password Manager, the password checking feature will be integrating into Google Accounts and no longer require the browser extension.

“Later this year, we’ll build Password Checkup technology directly into Chrome for everyone—so you get real time protection as you type your password without needing to install a separate extension,” Tuerk marked in a post Wednesday.

Users who let their Google Chrome browser store passwords for sites will alerted. However, if a user declines to have the Chrome browser “save” their password for a specific site, there is no red flag that the password is weak or compromised when visiting the site.

“Until passwords become a thing of the past (trust us, we’re working on it), there’s a simple and secure solution: use a password manager, like the one built into your Google Account and Google Chrome,” Tuerk wrote. “It generates strong, unique passwords for all your online accounts, auto-fills them as you sign in, and helps keep them safe in a central place.”

“You won’t need to turn on any of these features—they will work automatically when you ask the Assistant for help,” said Eric Miraglia, director of Product Management for Google’s Privacy and Data Protection Office in a statement. “If you ask to delete more than a week’s worth of data from your account, the Assistant will point you directly to the page in your account settings to complete the deletion.”

Source: Text; threatpost.com

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