Read more: Google Launches Password Checkup Extension to Alert Users of Data BreachesGoogle announced the release of the Password Checkup Chrome extension designed to keep an eye on current data breaches and announce its users if their accounts have been impacted by recent security breaches.
While Google already resets passwords of user accounts who might have been affected by third-party breaches as part of an effort to limit the potential security impact on its users' accounts, this feature is limited only to Google accounts.
The new Password Checkup Chrome extension was developed to expand Google's data breach protections to cover all other accounts a user might use to log into other websites and apps.
After Password Checkup is installed in Chrome, it will automatically warn the user and suggest a password change whenever it detects that the username and password combination used on the current site is one of over 4 billion credentials Google knows to have been previously compromised in data breach events.
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