Google launches leaked-password checker, will bake it into Chrome in December

By GIXnews

Google has launched a web-based hacked-password checker, part of its efforts to bake an alert system into Chrome.

Called “Password Checker,” the service examines the username-password combinations stored in Chrome’s own password manager and reports back on those authentication pairings that have been exposed in publicly-known data breaches.

[ Further reading: Google’s Chromium browser explained ]

The web version can be found at, the umbrella site for Chrome users who run the browser after logging in with their Google account, then use that to synchronize data – including passwords – between copies of Chrome on different devices.

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Source:: IT news – Security