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Chrome Will Now Notify You When A Password Is Stolen

Google launched the Chrome browser version 79 which comes with a number of improvements, one of which is password protection. Learn more!

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Google launched the Chrome browser version 79 which comes with a number of improvements, one of which is password protection.

The biggest improvement from Chrome is a warning if a password is stolen, as part of protection against data breaches.

Previously, Google had warned about passwords with a password checking tool, but now the US tech giant is entering the tool directly into Chrome to provide a warning when a user enters a site in the browser’s page.

Users can use the new functionality in the synchronization settings in Chrome, and Google uses a very unique and encrypted copy of the password to match it using multiple layers of encryption.

This step allows Google to safely match passwords using a technique called private set intersection with blinding.

In addition to password warnings, Google also increases phishing protection with real-time options. Google uses a list of phishing sites that are updated every 30 minutes, but Google found that cybercriminals quickly moved domains or protected from Google tools.

Meanwhile, password protection with the real-time option will produce 30 percent more warnings for phishing cases.

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Google also increased the number of support for Chrome profiles. When users use more than one profiles in Chrome or share a PC with other users, Chrome now has a better visual indicator of the profile being used, so users can ensure the password is saved to the correct profile.

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All of these features will be launched gradually in the next few weeks.

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