Cyber attacks are on the rise. It’s scary to think that people could take advantage of the pandemic to create further mayhem. But, since our lives are online more than ever, a good way to protect yourself is to keep up with your passwords. It’s always suggested that you change them often, but I’m going to show Google users how you can check if any of your saved passwords have been exposed.
Google’s Password Checkup is a really handy tool that will analyze any passwords you’ve saved to your Google account or on the Chrome browser.
After you’ve logged into your Google account, there are two ways to find the Password Checkup tool:
You can go to MANAGE YOUR GOOGLE ACCOUNT, click on SECURITY, scroll down to the bottom and click on the PASSWORD MANAGER link.
Or you can go directly to this URL:
How Does It Work?
All you have to do is click the CHECK PASSWORDS button. Google will show you if any of your saved passwords have been compromised, how many you’ve reused, and which ones may be weak. You’ll know which passwords you need to change ASAP, and if there are any you could improve.
What better time to go through your passwords list than while you’re stuck at home. I hope this quick tip helps protect your online accounts!