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  • Google Chrome will warn users about the "hijacking" password

    Creating a strong password is a popular way to protect your account from hacking, but sometimes these measures are not enough. Soon, a new feature will appear in Google Chrome - the browser will begin to warn users about the need to change the password if the previous one was compromised on the Internet.

    In February 2019, a Chrome browser extension called Password Checkup appeared. Its feature was the verification of user passwords for vulnerability: in the event that such a combination of characters was already compromised, the addon offered to come up with a more reliable "key" from the account. Now, similar functionality will be built into the browser by default.

    According to network sources, new versions of Chrome will enable synchronization with passwords.google.com every time you use a Google account. After that, the person will be provided with comprehensive information about all passwords stored in the browser, verified by an internal database containing about four billion vulnerable passwords. The same algorithm is already implemented in the mobile version of the Chrome browser.

    Google plans to integrate real-time password verification. Each time you create a new password or enter an old password, Chrome will notify you if it is compromised or is still suitable as a protection for sensitive data.

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