Latest Version of Google Chrome for Android Lets You Check for Breached Passwords

In order to facilitate easy access of various accounts, Google Chrome has a password saving feature that can fill in the required password for you. This is called the Password Manager, and it’s not just useful in situations where you would need to put your passwords in as quickly as possible. Much on the contrary, it’s also quickly becoming an essential aspect of protecting yourself including your data as well as other things while you are online.

Currently, Google Chrome on PC devices comes with leak detection, known as Check passwords (that can be accessed here chrome://settings/passwords/check). Anytime one of your passwords ends up getting breached or compromised for any reason, you would get a notification informing you that such an event has happened or you can manually perform the task of checking passwords for better security. Luckily, now you can do this in the latest version of Chrome Canary for Android i.e. perform a bulk password check.

This can put control of protecting your passwords in your hands to a certain extent, something that really is quite important in the age of cyber security. All you need to do in order to be able to perform these kinds of password checks on your Android device is to go into Chrome Canary experimental flags section (chrome://flags) and enable the Bulk Password Check flag and restart your browser. Now go into Settings and then in Basic section look for Passwords, tap it, and there you've it the option for Check Passwords.

It is essential that big tech players like Google work towards keeping the internet safe for as many people as possible. Internet security isn’t just about protecting users and their privacy, it’s also about facilitating the online economy that has arisen, an economy that is growing at a very rapid pace and needs to continue to grow for its impact in the real world. Ensuring a safe and secure internet means that a lot more people would be willing to conduct business on it, thereby creating a higher likelihood of mutually assured success in areas such as eCommerce, social media and tech.


H/T: Techdows.

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