Google Chrome will now automatically you if your password is unsafe – CNN

Google added a new tool to Chrome that protects users’ passwords in an update released Tuesday.
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I like this trend in end user software. We need to do more to educate the user community about Internet safety. If we can find more ways of bubbling up critical safety issues like insecure passwords, we can potentially protect millions of users. I am not naive enough to think that this is a perfect solution. I know that many users will simply ignores these prompts and warnings, but we have to take action. I have mentioned password managers before and am also believe increasing acceptance and use of password managers can provide a wealth of benefits from helping users choose acceptable passwords to helping them remember cryptic passwords and pins.

I would like to hear your thoughts on this change in Google Chrome.

Author: Phil

Phil Williams is an engineer with around 20 years of information technology industry experience with past focus areas in security, performance, and compliance monitoring and reporting. Phil is a husband, father of 6 children, and an avid geek who loves building computers, gaming, and gadgets. He has an undergraduate degree in general IT sciences and has worked with the US Government as a contractor for over 20 years. He is now in a security solutions advisory role for a large vendor supporting commercial and enterprise customers.

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