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How to Use Google's New Password Verification Tool



It seems that every other week, some kind of database break or leak of usernames, passwords, and other personal information occurs. Stay up-to-date on which services have leaked, which information is intimidating and time-consuming. Fortunately, services like 1Passwords Watchtower, Have I been Pwned?

And now there is a Google password verification tool. Password Verification was announced by Google on Tuesday and is now available to Chrome users.

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It's easy to set up – all you have to do is install the password verification extension from the Chrome Web Store. With the extension added to Chrome, the application is constantly monitored when you log in to a website or service. If a password is detected that has been leaked, a bright red warning box will appear asking you to change your password.

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If you do not want to see a warning for a specific site , you can ignore them and the extension will remind you to change your password. You can clear your ignored site settings by clicking the expand icon and then going to Advanced Settings.

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One option you want to add to the extension is a link in the warning dialog that will take you directly to the appropriate page of the service to change your account password. Otherwise, the user would no longer just have to find the right page to change the password, just a warning. The "more information" link in the warning message (see above) will take you to this Google support page.

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Screenshot of Jason Cipriani / CNET

If you do not find the warning, the password verification icon will stay red and not red, but red. You can then visit the site by clicking the link or ignoring the warning if you have already changed your password.


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