Since the epidemic hit the world, people have begun to spend more and more time on the Internet. According to several cybersecurity experts, the incidence of online scams and hacking has risen sharply since the epidemic hit the world last year.
With a growing number of cybercrime cases, Google is making it easier for users to find out if their passwords have been revealed online. Tech giant Google has launched a password checker tool that lets users check the list of passwords on social media and other accounts that are exposed due to data leaks.
To use the Google Chrome Password Checker tool, you must upgrade your laptop / PC to the latest Chrome version, Chrome version 96 or higher. For password checker to work, your social accounts must be synced with Google.
How to check if your social password has been compromised
Step 1: Update Google Chrome version 96 and above
Step 2: Open Chrome on your device
Step 3: Go to the settings menu by clicking on the three dots in the top right corner
Step 4: Click on the “Autofill” option in the list
Step 5: Then click on “Passwords” and then on “Check Password” option.
Once this step is followed, Google will perform a scan and check and display a list of compromised passwords.
If any of your passwords have been exposed online, we recommend going to the respective platforms and updating / changing them immediately. For example, if Google Password Checker shows that the password for your Facebook account has been revealed, you must change the Social Platform> Settings menu> Privacy> Password.
To set up a strong password, you need to include at least eight characters. A strong password consists of words, numbers, special characters and much more. This will make it harder for hackers to guess the password and reduce their chances of compromising later.
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