Ever since the coronavirus became a global phenomenon and people were forced to stay and work from home, there have been high cases of cyber crimes carried out by hackers.
According to Juergen Stock – Interpol Secretary-General, “Cybercriminals are developing and boosting their attacks at an alarming pace, exploiting the fear and uncertainty caused by the unstable social and economic situation created by COVID-19”.
Thousands of passwords are breached on a daily basis and a notable case of this was when Twitter accounts belonging to some of the most influential people in the world got hacked and used for bitcoin heist.
Getting back the compromised accounts has always been troublesome and sometimes, it is almost impossible to get back your account once it has been breached.
All these and many more have prompted Google chrome to initiate plans that will enable users to reset their breached passwords.
Google sets to introduce a new feature in Chrome 86 a few months from now that will basically enable users to know and easily change their information, including usernames and passwords, when they are breached.
The plan is to enable a way for websites to detect and declare changed password pages.
The next step is that the information will be used to assist users to swiftly navigate to change password pages and update their credentials in the case of a data breach.
According to Ali Sarraf, a product manager at Google, “Chrome will leverage this change password URL to help users easily change their weak /compromised passwords following a bulk password check (Desktop, Android, iOS). We want to ship this to 100% in M86”.
Immediately the Chrome browser finds that a password has been compromised in a data breach, it swiftly displays a “Change password” button.
The steps are very easy to follow and as long as you follow the simple instruction, your passwords on Google Chrome are better protected.
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