Password checkup is an extension for Chrome browser that checks if some of the passwords you have entered earlier has been revealed or used during a cyber attack or information leak known to Google.
The issue of security has never been of greater significance, both for users and providers of various online services. Due to more frequent cyber-attacks and frauds, we experience in the digital ecosystem, both directly or indirectly, companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other giants are dealing with the increasing pressures on a daily basis in order to raise their users’ security on a higher level.
One of the results of such efforts is the Password checkup introduced in March this year. What is it about?
Password checkup is an extension for Chrome browser, which checks if some of the passwords you have entered earlier has been revealed or used. It may not be necessarily about your account, but about someone else’s who has a similar password as you, which is very common on the Internet during the cyber attack and information leak known to Google. If you open Chrome, log into any website, and enter the password that is no more secure for use (because it emerged in Google database among 4 million insecure passwords), you will get a warning.
Installation is simple – it is necessary to download the extension Password checkup from Google Chrome Web Store. Once you add it, it will perpetually monitor every time you log into website or service. If it finds the password insecure it will display a red warning framework suggesting password change.
As stated in Google, within the first month of the extension launch they have searched over 21 million passwords, out of which 316.000 were on their list.