How to Check and Secure Your Passwords in Google Chrome

While many tech companies are advocating for the elimination of passwords in favor of more secure alternatives, the reality is that most of our data is still protected by passwords. This situation presents an opportunity for cybercriminals to access private information. But did you know that you can check if your password has been leaked without downloading external applications? Google Chrome offers a native solution to help you with this.

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Has Your Password Been Leaked?

Here’s how to find out if your password has been compromised using Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome and click on the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner to access the menu.
  2. Select “Settings” at the bottom of the dropdown menu.
  3. In the Settings menu, click on “Autofill and passwords.”
  4. Next, choose “Google Password Manager,” which is located in the central part of the screen.
  5. Once in Google Password Manager, click on the “Review” tab. If there’s a numerical indicator on the right side, it means that a recent or obvious breach has been detected. If not, your passwords may be secure. It’s a good practice to wait until it shows the final result.

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Managing Compromised Passwords

If you have compromised passwords, follow these steps to manage them:

  1. Click on the compromised passwords.
  2. You will see a list of applications or websites that have your data and have experienced recent breaches.
  3. On the right side, you’ll have direct access to manage the change of those passwords automatically.

How to Prevent Password Leaks

To avoid password leaks, follow these security tips:

  1. Register personal data only on trustworthy websites with appropriate security protocols.
  2. Use unique passwords for different accounts. This way, if one password is compromised, your other accounts remain secure.
  3. Enable two-step verification wherever possible to add an extra layer of security. This makes it more challenging for cybercriminals to access your information, as they would need physical access to your mobile device.

By following these steps and using Google Chrome’s built-in features, you can better protect your online accounts and stay informed about any potential security breaches.