Google Chrome will change one-click passwords when it detects possible hacks

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The constant improvements of Google Chrome they are increasingly providing greater security for all their users; This time, the most used browser in the world reported that it has the ability to detect when our passwords have been compromised or violated and can fix them with a single click.

Memorizing passwords is difficult, that is why many of us use the same one in various sites, applications, etc. This practice presents a great risk to our personal data, because the cybercriminal would only need a password violation to access all of our data on different sites.

Also, changing passwords is a tedious task. Normally you have to go to the site, log in, then get to the account settings, open the password page and finally save it. Repeating this task on all the sites we use means a lot of work.

Fortunately, Google Chrome with the help of Duplex on the Web technology, They have been introducing a powerful integrated password manager, which has been verifying the security of our passwords for a long time and as of today, every time the browser detects a violation, it can also correct compromised passwords quickly and safely.

When a compromised password is detected, a new button will appear in the Google Assistant stating “Change password”. When we press it, Chrome will navigate to the correct site and go through all the settings, change your password and save the new password in the browser automatically, all with a single click.

Activate Google Chrome when passwords are compromised (Photo: Google / GEC Composition)
Activate Google Chrome when passwords are compromised (Photo: Google / GEC Composition)

This automatic password change feature in Chrome only works on “supported websites”. Google stated that it hopes to expand the compatibility in the future, and in case this function does not apply, the password will have to be changed manually.

“Automated password changes are gradually rolling out in Chrome and Android, for users syncing their passwords. It is starting in the US and will be available in more sites and more countries in the coming months ”, Google concluded.