Google Chrome can now your hacked passwords with one tap
The AI-powered feature arrives first on Chrome for Android in
the US, the online giant says at its Google I/O developers conference.
is getting a new ability to fix your hacked
password fast. It’s standard for web browsers to warn you
when your password is found on a list of hacked passwords,
but now Google’s browser also will be able
to fix it with a tap of a button.
When Google spots a vulnerable password, Google Assistant
will offer a “change password” button, Google announced at
itson Tuesday. It will arrive
in Chrome on Android in the United States but will spread to
other browsers and regions later. It only works on Twitter
and a “small number” of other sites initially, and you need
to enable Chrome password sync.
The password change feature relies on Google’s Duplex technology,
an AI-powered service that fills out forms and takes
other automated actions on the web.
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The feature reflects the growing importance of password managers.
We’re bad at creating hard-to-crack passwords and even
worse at remembering them, but password managers handle
the grunt work. They’re built into operating systems and
browsers, but many people use standalone password managers
that work across different browsers.
Website developers aren’t required to change their sites to
take advantage of the feature, Google said in a statement.
“We’ll be in touch with developers as we continue to expand the feature.”
Ultimately, Google hopes to.
“The single most common security vulnerability today is
still bad passwords,” said Jen Fitzpatrick, a Google senior
vice president, at Google I/O. “Ultimately, we’re on a mission
to create a password-free future. …
We want to free everyone from password pain.”