New Google Chrome feature could stop you being hacked in SECONDS

GOOGLE Chrome is getting a new tool that will quickly let you know if one of your passwords has been compromised.

The feature will give you a warning and allow you to change your passwords in seconds.

The feature adds a handy “change password” button to Chrome and AndroidCredit: Google

Google recently gave a demonstration of the new Google Duplex feature but it hasn’t been fully rolled out yet.

Users will only have to click a single button to let Google register a new password for the site that’s being targetted.

This includes the likes of Twitter and Facebook.

The feature builds on Google Password Manager’s capabilities.

Users will be warned about a potentially compromised password and will be able to change it quickly

Users will be warned about a potentially compromised password and will be able to change it quicklyCredit: Google

That feature can already quickly generate secure passwords on Chrome and Android.

Google also has a feature that can check your details against a big list of compromised usernames and passwords when you log on.

This can result in a “Check Password” notification popping up and users are then encouraged to take precautions.

The new Google Assistant feature will add a “change password” button to this process, which will allow you to do just that in seconds.

Unfortunately, the feature will only work on “supported sites”.

Support for more websites will follow but those with particularly strange layouts may be left out for now.

Google said the “automated password changes are rolling out gradually in Chrome on Android, to users who sync their passwords.”

The Duplex feature will roll out in the US first with “more countries in the coming months.”

Google Chrome – what you need to know

Here’s a quick guide…

  • Google Chrome is a web browser created by Google
  • It’s cross-platform, which means it works on a range of systems including Microsoft Windows and Apple’s iOS
  • The browser also serves as the main part of Chrome OS – Google’s own operating system
  • Most of Chrome’s code comes from Chromium, an open-source project built by Google
  • Google Chrome is Google’s general-release browser based on Chromium, but anyone can build a Chromium app
  • The full Google Chrome browser is completely free to download and use
  • And according to StatCounter, around 68% of all web browsers globally are Google Chrome
  • That’s down from a peak of 72%
  • Google Chrome was first released on September 2, 2008

In other news, fake ‘missing child reports’ are scamming Facebook users and could be used to steal your password.

Microsoft Teams just got some new features that could help it rival WhatsApp.

And, Facebook is facing backlash in the US over plans to create a version of Instagram for children under 13.

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