In the last few months, due to some security flaws in the system, there have been many cases of password violation or password and username being leaked online.
Therefore it is necessary for users to change them. But there is a high likelihood that your account details may not be leaked or broken.
So, how to check, whether your account has been compromised or not. Thankfully, some services allow users to check their password accuracy.
Recently, Google has also announced a new tool named Password Checkup, as a Google Chrome extension that can tell the user whether their password has been hacked or not.
- The latest version of Google Chrome browser
- Working Internet connectivity
- How to download Google password checkup
- Open Google Chrome on your PC or Mac
- Now, open Google Chrome store and find password checkups
- Click on the Add to Chrome button to install it.
The Password Checkup Tool automatically monitors your account password whenever users enter their account or service.
Once the extension detects any security flaw or if it detects that the password has leaked, it indicates a red warning box popup that asks the user to change the password for the related account.
In case, you forgot to pay attention to the popup, the password checkup icon is made ‘Red’ instead of ‘Green’.
As we all know how to change the password for a particular account or service.
But password checkup tool popup also has a ‘Learn More’ button which redirects the user directly to the support page of a particular web page, making it easy for users to change passwords.