Security is still one of the largest quagmires on the internet. It is becoming a common occurrence for internet accounts such as email and social media to get hacked and valuable information stolen.
In the struggle to create a safer world on the internet, Google, one of the largest data collectors on the web have added a new weapon to their arsenal in the form of an extension on the Chrome browser that alerts you when you password has been hacked.
The extension called Password Checker runs on google Chrome and it works every time you type a password to log in to any account. The extension will pick your password and run it through a large database of passwords which Google has found to have been hacked. The extension then tells you whether or not your password is safe. If the password is safe, you are allowed to proceed. However, should you password appear in the list of those that have been hacked, the extension will ask you to change your password before you continue.
The only downside to this innovation is that once, you have this extension you will have to trust Google with your passwords and that also leaves them in a position where they can be hacked, but the good people are google say that they have done whatever it takes to make the passwords of their users impenetrable to hackers. If you think this is an extension you need, then you can add it to your Chrome browser by clicking here.