Google Chrome’s New Update Introduces Improved Password Protection

The Quint
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Google Chrome's latest version '88' has geared up the security game by updating its password protection features that will let users identify weak passwords and quickly edit them.

According to a blog post by Google, users can now spot weak passwords and "take action easily". This feature can be accessed manually by pasting chrome://settings/passwords in your address bar.

Google Chrome informed in the blog post that the new features will be rolled out over the coming weeks for both android and computer devices.

How to check for weak and compromised passwords?

Google password manager
Google password manager

In Chrome 88, you can now complete a simple check by following these steps:

  • Open Google Chrome.

  • Click on the key icon under your profile image located on the top right-hand corner of your screen.

  • Under 'Check passwords' the list of weak and compromised passwords will be available.

How to run a safety check in Chrome 88?

Run a safety check on Google
Run a safety check on Google

The new 'safety check' feature tells you if the passwords you’ve asked Chrome to remember have been compromised , and if so, how to fix them.Take the ‘Safety Check’ by following these steps:

  • Open Google Chrome.

  • Click on the key icon under your profile image located on the top right-hand corner of your screen.

  • Under 'Safety check' click on the 'Check now' option where you will be able to review compromised passwords and make necessary changes

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