Google is making an all-out effort to integrate password checkup features into Chrome Browser and this will indeed prove to be a great impact on its operations.
Google’s Password Checkup extension for its Chrome will indeed be having two new features.
The extension from Google displays a warning to the effect that a user is signing into a site with a username or password that is rather unsafe.
This is so in case it has been compromised in any earlier third-party data breach. Google to integrate password checkup feature does need to be taken note of.
One of the reasons why Google had come up with the Password Checkup extension is that the users still tend to recycle their passwords, even the ones that are unsafe and may have been compromised in the past.
Google to integrate password checkup features cannot be side-tracked.
The second feature to Password Checkup extension will indeed ensure more control over the data to users by letting them opt-out of the anonymous telemetry that the extension does report.
The anonymous telemetry does include the number of lookups that do surface an unsafe credential, whether an alert leads to a password.
Google does say that the given Password Checkup extension is rather designed to ensure that the company does not learn of the username or even password, in case the telemetry feature is enabled.
The second feature to Password Checkup extension will ensure more control over data provided to the users by letting them opt-out of the anonymous telemetry that the extension reports.
The anonymous telemetry does include the number of lookups that surface an unsafe credential, whether an alert leads to a password change, and the domain involved for improving site coverage notes the blog.
Google does say that the Password Checkup extension is designed to ensure that the company does not learn of the username or password, even if the telemetry feature is enabled.
The option is already live and can be seen in the advanced settings of the extension.
It has been observed that Google to Integrate Password Checkup Feature is a fact.
The leak detection feature of Password Checkup, which rather checks if a user’s password is indeed compromised and also alerts the users by a drop-down menu box, would, of course, become a default feature of Google Chrome browser instead of remaining an optional extension.
Based on the Chromium Bug Tracker reports, Google is looking to change things by integrating Password Checkup’s leak detection directly into Chrome.
While the design documents are indeed currently private, there are enough code changes available to piece together how it be working.
Earlier this year the Google, the Internet giant, did create Password Checkup which is essentially a step up from services such as “Have I Been Pawned” that do offer insight into whether or not a user’s password has ever been compromised at the time of a data breach.
For those who do not want Google checking out for password safety, they will, of course, allow disabling these Password Checkup features from the browser.
This is primarily done for the sake of enterprise customers, but the setting will in all probability also be available for others as well.