Google has taken the next step in its strategy to secure users' passwords. The search giant has taken a password-checking feature released in February as an extension to its Chrome browser and embedded it directly into its password manager service.
The popularity of Google’s Password Checkup Chrome extension has spurred the company to build the technology into Google Account’s Password Manager and the Chrome browser. Unlike the Chrome extension, these new implementations won’t just point out unsafe username/password combinations due to known third-party breaches, but will also warn users about widely (re)used and weak passwords and provide actionable recommendations to improve their security. Solving password problems Passwords are here to stay. And, unfortunately, bad habits … More →