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Password Checkup Chrome extension warns users about compromised logins

Google has released a new extension for Chrome dubbed
Password Checkup that will alert users if their username/password combinations were leaked online as part of a dump after a data breach.

Last week Google released Password Checkup a Chrome extension that warns users about compromised logins every time they will enter login credentials on a website.

Password Checkup will compare the username/password provided by the users against a database of four billion credentials belonging to various data breaches that were disclosed over the years. The tool will display a red alert box in case of a positive match and will suggest users change the password.

“If we detect that a username and password on a site you use is one of over 4 billion credentials that we know have been compromised, the extension will trigger an automatic warning and suggest that you change your password.” reads the blog post published by Google.

Google pointed out that Password Checkup needs to protect both...(continued)

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