Google Chrome can now your hacked passwords with one tap

Google Chrome can now your hacked passwords with one tap

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.

Google Chrome 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

its Google I/O developers conference on 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.


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 banish passwords altogether.

“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.”

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