Online security is a crucial issue with more hackers waiting for opportunities to prey on passwords and personal data. Users must secure their passwords at all times to prevent hackers from getting access to their online accounts.
There are different ways to protect your passwords. Make sure that you are using a unique password with combinations of uppercase and lowercase letters, unique characters, and numbers. Change your passwords regularly as well.
What Is Google Chrome’s Password Leak Detection?
Google Chrome offers a new feature that will help safeguard your passwords. The Password Leak Detection helps users avoid utilizing passwords that have been compromised. It is included in the password manager of Google Chrome.
Password Leak Detection works by first checking the passwords you are using if these have been identified as part of data breaches. You may not be aware of the password leaks and using compromised passwords will only give hackers access to your account. Google Chrome’s Password Leak Detection will help you avoid the situation.
Take note that to use the feature, you must be using Google Chrome version 78 or higher.
How to Check Google Chrome’s Version?
- Launch your Chrome browser.
- On the top right corner, click the three-dot icon.
- Select Help and go to About Google Chrome. Now, you will see the current Chrome version you are using.
If you are using the previous versions, you can update your Google Chrome browser first before enabling the Password Leak Detection.
Enable Password Leak Detection in Google Chrome
- On the address bar of your Chrome browser, type chrome://flags. Click Enter.
- On the search bar, type “Password Leak Detection” or “Rework Password Change Flow” depending on your Chrome version. Then click Enter.
- Now, go over to Password Leak Detection and select Enable.
- Restart your browser.
Enabling Password Leak Detection will notify you of compromised passwords and help secure your online accounts. Change your passwords immediately if Google warns you of a password leak.
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