Items tagged with password checkup

Wondering if any of your passwords have been compromised in a data breach? Google is making it easier to quicker to find out the answer to broadening the reach of its Password Checkup tool. Once a standalone extension to the Chrome browser, the handy tool is now integrated into the built-in password manager for your Google account. This is partially an effort to combat the use of weak passwords. As Google accurately points, people have a tendency to use the same password for multiple sites and services, or sometimes add numbers, characters, and punctuation to a core password in order to make the slightly different ones easier to remember. The password manager that is built into your Google account... Read more...
Website and database breaches are becoming a more frequent occurrence these days, which is why it has become even more imperative for users to take stock in the passwords they use [and reuse] on multiple websites. In order to add an extra layer of protection and to prompt users to change passwords that may have been compromised with previous breaches, Google has announced the availability of its Password Checkup extension for the Chrome web browser. To put it simply, whenever you input your username and password to sign-on on to a website, the Password Checkup extension will automatically compare those entries to a database that contains over 4 billion compromised credentials.... Read more...