Chrome’s new password leak protection alerts you when your login has been hacked
By: Janet Perez
Published: August 27, 2019
* Americans are not very careful about their passwords. Even with the growing number of large data breaches, it’s hard to get people to change their passwords.
* In February, Google released the Chrome Extension Password Checkup. As you log in to a site, the extension automatically scans your passwords as you enter them.
* If it matches an exposed password you’ll receive an alert to change it, as well as some suggestions on how to make your new password more secure.