password leaks in Google Chrome

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Data breaches are becoming more common in major tech and internet companies. The only option for the user is to set a strong password and change it frequently. This helps protect your online account and protect your data. Previously, you had to get the data breach information and change its password accordingly. However, browsers have become smarter these days, and you can see if your password has been leaked due to data breaches within your browser. This article describes how to use the Chrome browser to verify leaked passwords.

Password security for Chrome Password Manager

 

Google Chrome provides a powerful password manager to store and keep all login passwords secure. You can log in to your Google account and sync your password across all your devices. In the latest Chrome version, Password Manager has the option to check if your password has been compromised due to a previous data breach.


You can find a weak password and change it to a stronger one.

Chrome sends a notification when it detects a leaked password from a stored password.

Chrome will verify that your username and password combination has been compromised due to a data breach and will display a warning in your browser’s password section.

Google does not display the stored password from the Chrome browser.


Prerequisites for checking for password leaks in Chrome

To see Chrome’s password leak feature, you need to enable the following settings:


Log in to your Google account – You must be logged in to your Google account to get the details of the password compromised by the data breach. This is not available if you are using the browser without logging in. However, you can get weak password details without logging in to your account.

 

Suggest password storage – This allows Chrome to ask the built-in password manager if you want to store your password.

 

Secure Browsing – You must enable secure browsing to be alerted to passwords leaked due to data breaches.

 

Get Notifications – You must be signed in to get notifications of password leaks. Otherwise, you can find out more in Chrome.


Enable secure browsing in Chrome

To enable the Safe Browsing option in Google Chrome, please follow the steps below.


Launch Google Chrome and click on the three vertical dot icons in the upper right corner of your browser. Select the Settings option from the menu that appears.


Go to the Privacy & Security section and enable the Enhanced Protection option under the Safe Browsing section.


Enable secure browsing in Chrome


Click the Enhanced Protection option to provide the highest level of security for your browsing activity and to warn you if your password is exposed due to a data breach.


Chrome Safe Browsing Options


Check for password leaks in Chrome

When the Chrome settings page appears, go to the Autofill section and click the Password option.


Chrome password setting page


This will open Chrome Password Manager where you can see all the stored passwords and website URLs and usernames. There are several other options on this page, and make sure the first option “Provide to save password” is enabled. This is an option that allows Chrome to save your password. If you disable this, Chrome will not be prompted to store your password in Chrome. However, all previously saved passwords are retained and can still be used even if this option is disabled.


Click the Confirm Password option and the message “Please keep your password safe from data breaches and other security issues” is displayed.


Check the password for data leak leak


Here you will see a list of compromised and weak passwords stored in Chrome. As mentioned earlier, you need to sync your Chrome password with your Google account to see the details of your “breached password”.


Check for vulnerable and endangered passwords in Chrome

Violated weak password change

For each compromised or weak password, you can find several options for updating your password.


Update password on the website

An easy way is to click the Change Password button that appears for the compromised item in Chrome. The site opens in a new tab where you can log in and change your password.


Change password on site


If you change your password, Chrome will prompt you to update your stored password. Click the Update Password button in Chrome Password Manager to replace the old password with the new password. Note that this only works if you have enabled the “Provide password storage” setting.


Update password prompt in Chrome

Edit password directly in Chrome

If you’ve already changed your password on another device or another browser, you can edit it directly in Chrome. In the compromised password section, you can find three vertical dot icons for each item. Click that icon to see options for viewing, editing, and deleting passwords.


Edit weak password


Click the Edit Password option and enter the new password in the pop-up. Save your changes and update the saved password with your new Chrome password.


please enter a new password


After updating your password, you can click the “Reconfirm” button to reconfirm and get the updated details. Chrome may also display a link that says “Has this password been changed?” You can click this to update your password.


Password already changed


important point:

Unlike Microsoft Edge, Chrome doesn’t suggest strong passwords. Therefore, it is recommended that you first create your password using a strong password generator tool. You can use the free online password generator tool that you can use for this purpose to generate complex passwords of up to 50 characters.


Strong password generator tool


To edit or view your password in Chrome, you need to enter your computer’s administrator password. For security reasons, Chrome will ask you to enter your administrator password multiple times.


Anyone with a computer administrator password can view and export all passwords stored in Chrome. Therefore, avoid using common or public computers to store passwords.

 

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