Want to know how to use the Google Password Checkup Tool? Here we go…
Recently Google Warn about password hacking to their millions of users. And For this, Google has added the password checkup add-on feature in the Chrome browser, through which users can check their password, how strong it is.
According to Google, the reason behind the launch of this new feature is being reported to be the hack of user names and passwords of 4 million users.
And, With the help of the Google Password Checkup Tool, you can easily check your password to find out if the password has been hacked or good to go.
So, in this article, We will learn about this add-on feature. Here we go.
What is Google Password Checkup?
Google has the list of passwords which are hacked by the hackers.
And this Password checkup is the security extension tools for chrome browser offered by Google, which tells if the user’s current passwords have been hacked?
If someone tries to hack your password, So this tool alerts the user through the drop-down menu box. Awesome, right?
And this also encourages you to change your password. With this 4 million people can change their password, whose username and password have been hacked.
How to Use the Google Password Checkup Tool?
There is no need for any coding or any super IT knowledge to use this tool. It is very easy to use this extension. You just need to install and activated.
Follow the steps as below to install it.
- Open Chrome browser in your computer or laptop.
- Now Sign in with your Gmail Account.
- Open Chrome Web store.
- Now Search and install Password Checkup extension.
After installing the password checkup extension, its Icon will appear on the right side in the browser bar.
- Open any website in your Chrome browser and login into it.
- When you enter your password, If your password is hacked then the color of the extension will turn red and you will be advised to change the password.
- Or if not hacked then the color remain GREEN.
If the extension color gets Red then immediately change your password otherwise, anything can happen with your account.
You will see a new icon after install Password checkup extension, You can on/off the tool by clicking right mouse button and then click on manage extensions.
Or you can go to More tools >> extensions
In this way, you can use the Google password checkup tool very easily and can do security checkup of your password.
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