Chrome users will nowbe safeguarded against third-party data breaches as Google has introduced a new extension for its Chrome browser. The extension is known as Password Checkup.
The company has also added an additional feature, i.e. Cross Account protection. It will protect the user’s Google account from third part users, even though if they sign into any third-party app or service.
The tech behemoth announced the new developments in a blog post.
Coming to the password Checkup, while using the browser, i.e. Chrome extension, the extension will flash a warning on the screen if any username and password on a site among the 4 billion credentials are suspected of being breached. The extension will also set a warning for the user if he/she should change their passwords.
According to Google, the new Password Checkup guarantees the security of the accounts as the search engine itself can’t get the account details of any user. In the blog post, the company stated that it created privacy-protecting techniques. Cryptography researchers from Stanford University and Google collaboratively worked on the development.
In the coming months, the new Password Checkup extension will be better than the current version. The first version can be tested by users through the Chrome Web Store; they need to download the extension from the site.
The Cross Account Protection will safeguard one’s Google account if any third party site or any app gets compromised. If any app or site uses the feature, then they will have a choice to collect information from Google regarding security events such as protecting a user against account hijacking.