If you don’t password manager, you are only asking for your accounts to be compromised through credential padding attacks. Using Chrome for your password manager quickly makes securing your accounts a lot easier after a break. As in, done with one tap.
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But even if you’re using a password manager now, it’s a pain to go back and change all the accounts you previously set up with the same password. And you may not even know if you have a compromised old password in use. Google’s latest updates for Chrome aim to fix all of these issues.
Right now, if you save your passwords for Chrome, it can verify your account information. If it finds your data in known stolen databases, Chrome will let you know so you can change your passwords. That solves the knowledge problem, but the effort problem still exists.
With an update coming out, Google says it solves the pain point of changing passwords. When your password check reveals compromised account information, you can tap a single ‘change password’ button. If it’s a support site, Google will navigate the site for you, find the area where you can change your password, and take all the necessary steps to create a new randomly generated password for you. And of course it stores that updated password in Chrome too.
The new password change feature uses duplex under the hood to enhance its capabilities. Duplex originally started as an automated task to make reservations, reserve movie tickets, or call during office hours. Obviously, it has grown a lot since then. But it doesn’t work with every site yet. Google says it plans to expand the number of sites it supports. But in the meantime, it can still help you generate random passwords.
Google says the new one-tap password change feature is rolling out to Chrome today.