We all know how important it is to ensure you keep your data safe. Choosing a strong password is an important part of keeping you safe online.
The issue is that we have to remember so many different passwords for all the websites where we have an account. If you want to be safe online you should choose a different password for each site. However, many people decide not to do this because it makes it easier to remember your password if you use the same one for many sites.
I would strongly advise against this as you are putting yourself at a much higher risk than using separate passwords for each website.
PASSWORD LEAK PROTECTION TO BE RELEASED ON CHROME OS 78
Chrome OS 78 will help you stay safer when choosing new passwords and this is thanks to the launch of ‘Password Leak Protection’. So let’s take a look at what password leak protection is:
Password Leak Protection checks your passwords and usernames to see if they are vulnerable. It does this by checking whether the password you have chosen is known to be vulnerable by Google. This happens when websites have data stolen during hacking attempts.
It is well known that passwords that are hacked are made public on the internet. This puts you at much greater risk if you’re still using the same password on any of your internet accounts.
This is why Password Leak Protection is such a powerful tool. It will help you avoid choosing a password that is already known by hackers. This will greatly reduce your risk of getting your online accounts hacked.
GET PROTECTION NOW WITH PASSWORD CHECKUP EXTENSION
If you do not want to wait until the launch of Chrome OS 78 you’ll be happy to know you can install a very similar product that is available right now.
Password Leak Protection is very similar to what Google already offers in its extension Password Checkup extension. By installing this extension in your Chrome Browser you’ll be able to see if any of the passwords you use are known to have been hacked.
It’s very easy to use and after installing the extension you simply click on the icon in your Chrome browser. It will then check the recent passwords you’ve used and informs you whether any of them are known to have been compromised.