Have your passwords been stolen? Google Chrome will now tell you as you browse

Google Chrome

Google on Tuesday revealed new updates coming to Chrome to help better protect users accounts and passwords in real-time as they browse the internet.

After launching Password Checkup back in October, which monitors your passwords and lets you know when you should change them, the company will now also warn you when your sign-in information has been compromised in real-time.

This means that Chrome can now let you know as you browse if a site you visit has accessed your password information.

“Chrome now offers real-time phishing protections on desktop, which warn you when visiting malicious sites in 30% more cases,” the company further revealed.

Additionally, Google will now automatically protect your Google Account password and all passwords stored on Chrome even if Sync, which allows you to sync your account across devices, is not enabled.

In an effort to ensure users know exactly which Google account they’re signed in to, Chrome will also feature new “visual representations” of profiles on desktop.

“We’ve also updated the look of the profile menu itself: it now allows for easier switching and clearly shows if you are signed in to Chrome or not,” the company explained.

According to Google, the new security updates will roll out gradually for all Chrome users in the coming weeks.

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Shereesa Moodley


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