PassProtect is a simple Chrome extension (and developer library) that dramatically improves your personal security when browsing the web.
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The world's biggest database of hacked passwords is now a Chrome extension that checks yours automaticallyChoosing a strong password is an essential move in guarding against hackers. But even if your password checks all the right boxes, you still may be using one that's been breached-or one that's been used so often that it's one of the most common for hackers to try.
This Chrome Extension Tells You if Your Passwords Have Been LeakedData breaches - such as those that affected Yahoo! and other major organizations - have dumped more than half a billion passwords into the digital ether over the years. This creates a situation where users who haven't changed their passwords leave their accounts vulnerable to anyone who buys their username and password off the black market.
PassProtect Tells You If Your Password Is CompromisedA compromised password can't protect you. PassProtect is a Chrome extension that notifies you whenever a password you enter is exposed, giving you the chance to change it. Data breaches happen all the time, and the result is usually a bunch of usernames and password floating around the web.
This Chrome plug-in will warn you when hackers have your passwordYou may have heard "starwars" is a bad password. But even if you're avoiding that hacking trap, you might not realize that passwords that seem harder to guess could be dangerous too. Here's the reason why: any time a password is captured by hackers in a data breach, it's likely to get posted on cybercrime forums online.
PassProtect warns Chrome users when their username or passwords get pwnedData breaches happen all the time. When they do, it's invariably bad, with countless people ensnared. The MySpace breach, for example, impacted nearly 360 million. LinkedIn impacted 165 million more. One tool helping to mitigate the aftermath is Okta's new Chrome plugin, PassProtect. As you type your username and password in real-time, it checks it ...
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Okta's PassProtect checks your passwords with 'Have I Been Pwned'Okta just launched a free browser extension for Google Chrome today. After installing PassProtect, your browser will compare the passwords you type with Troy Hunt's Have I Been Pwned. This extension isn't necessarily for you, tech savvy readers of TechCrunch. But it could be a great way to warn your neighbor who doesn't know anything about computers.
New Chrome Extension Warns You of Stolen PasswordsA new chrome extension can make you safer online and inform you of a stolen password.