Google is working on a new feature that will help you keep your passwords strong and secure. Soon, Chrome, the most popular browser in the world, will be able to detect and auto-correct compromised passwords with a single tap.
Here is how this feature works: If Chrome detects a compromised password, it will show you a notification with a button for automatic password change. Powered by Google Assistant and Duplex on the Web, Chrome will do all the job for you. At the same time, users remain under control and can step in any time, for example, to set custom passwords. Even if a website does not support automatic password change, Google Chrome will generate a strong password that checks all security requirements.
Currently, Google is rolling out the automated password change feature for Chrome on Android in the US for those with password sync turned on. The company plans to expand this capability to more platforms and countries in the coming months. It is important to note that the automated password change will work only on select websites. For now, only Twitter supports this feature. Considering how popular Chrome is and how important it is to keep passwords safe, you can expect more popular websites to follow suit.
The new capability joins the list of already available password security features. For example, Google Chrome can already generate strong passwords, sync them between devices, check for leaks, etc. The password leak check appeared in Chrome in January 2020, and since then, the company has been actively working on bringing more safety tools. You can read more about automated password change in Chrome in the official blog.
Google is not the only company that pays a lot of attention to password security. Not so long ago, Microsoft introduced a new Authenticator extension for Chromium-based browsers. It allows users to keep all passwords in Microsoft Account and sync them across all platforms and different browsers. Also, Microsoft Edge has similar to Chrome capabilities, such as password leak detection and a built-in password generator.
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