Google Launches Password Checkup Feature
The service is currently available for the Google web dashboard and Android devices, but will also be added to the Chrome browser later this year.
In a blog post, Google said, " 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."
With a single click, the Password Checkup tells a user if:
- Passwords have been compromised in a third-party breach. Google said it has found more than 4 billion usernames and passwords that have been exposed due to third-party breaches.
- Passwords are being reused across different sites.
- Passwords should be strengthened. Weak passwords can be easily guessed by attackers, putting your personal information at risk.