Have your passwords been stolen by hackers? New Chrome extension will let you know
If you have multiple online accounts (you probably do), and you've been on the internet for more than a few years, chances are at least some of your passwords have ended up in the wrong hands. Proof: Huge databases of stolen email/password combinations that are making the rounds online.
There's now a very easy and secure way to check whether your password is one of those databases, in the form of a new Chrome extension called Password Checkup.
Your passwords are never seen by Google (the company only stores a hashed, partial code for unsafe passwords in your Chrome browser), and Google claims the extension "never reports any identifying information about your accounts, passwords, or device."
|Have your passwords been stolen by hackers? New Chrome extension will let you know
Google's new Password Checkup Chrome extension is a must-have.