Chrome’s new alert system intends to provide better password protection.
Google has recently confirmed a new update for iOS and Android devices that will alert users if their online accounts have been compromised. The newly introduced password protection will be available with the upcoming Chrome 86 update. Here is what you need to know.
Password Protection Update: What to Expect
Passwords are sometimes the first line of defense for our digital lives. The tech giant decided to improve password security on both iOS and Android devices. The new feature will tell us if the passwords we’ve asked Chrome to remember have been compromised. And if there’s the case, Chrome will help us.
Besides, Google has confirmed a bunch of other new security features, such as Safety Check for both Android and iOS devices. We’ll be informed if Safe Browsing is activated and whether its version of Chrome has the most recent security protections.
A biometric authentication step is also being introduced before the auto-filling password for iOS devices only.
Issues So Far
Some of the most dangerous cyberattacks ever done started with a compromised password, and, despite their significance, many of us continue to use easy-to-break credentials. A report last year discovered that “12345” is still the most commonly utilized password.
Many companies are now choosing to use a password manager to protect sensitive information without demanding their staff to remember many complex passwords. That way, everyone can feel safe and sure that their work is totally protected.
Google’s newest decision to develop and release a security update is by far the best. We need a confident and secure browser experience every day, and receiving security features like the upcoming ones, is truly fantastic.
But, if you think Chrome is the first to introduce such features, you’re wrong. For instance, Mozilla Firefox is continuously trying to improve the users’ experience by providing monthly updates.