January 26, 2021

New Resolution against Security Threats from Chrome

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As the whole Homo sapiens are going online, privacy has caused a concerning matter for every technological organization.

A browser, it can be any such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge stores your password as you enter it. So, there is a chance to be hacked at any time. Any malware can attack or steal your password. 

The companies are trying hard to protect your valuable data. Protection of your data is being stronger than before. Passwords are a good way to protect your online information safe, especially strong passwords that can save you from security threats.

If your password is not strong enough, you are in danger then.

Chrome’s Announcement
This year has been started with many resolutions. Big tech giants are not separated from this list. Many new companies are adding new features to their businesses as well as Google also. 

Google Chrome 88 comes with a new feature, it will now check if there is any weak password saved to the browser, and prompt you to change it.

How to fix
We are all aware of how Chrome saves our credentials for every site we log into, now checks if your password is weak or strong.

With the new feature, you can fix multiple weak passwords at one go. So, how will you do it?
Easy steps. You can do it in 3 ways – 

  1. Click on the ellipsis  > Settings > Passwords
  2. Or you can do it in another way by clicking on your profile image > click on the “Key” icon > Password. 
  3. Or you can type chrome://settings/passwords in the address bar.

From there, click on “Check Passwords”. Chrome will give you a list of weak or compromised passwords you have saved on any website. There you can fix it easily.

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This update is available on desktop and iOS only but in the coming weeks, Android apps will be a part of it.
Biometric Authentication is already available on the iOS system. Soon it will be added to Android also. 

Google’s safety check feature which was introduced last year which is used 14 million times a week and has seen a 37% reduction in weak credentials stored in your Chrome browser.
To keep your data safe from breaching, this initiative from Google can improve the security system better in the future.

They will be adding some more new features throughout the whole year. 

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