Items tagged with password alert

You have to respect that Google is trying to help its users avoid unwittingly giving away their passwords, but it’s a little unnerving that a researcher was able to neutralize the Password Alert notification so soon after it appeared. Google fixed the vulnerability quickly and immediately spread the word that a new version of the extension is available for users. Password Alert is designed to give you a notification when you enter your Gmail password into a site that isn’t a Google site. The concept is good – if you are unknowingly entering your password into a phishing site, this notification should give you a heads up before you hand over your login info. Of course, it only works when the notification... Read more...