Password Checkup by Google

A Chrome Extension to help resecure hacked accounts

Password Checkup helps you resecure accounts that were affected by data breaches.

Wherever you sign-in, if you enter a username and password that is no longer safe due to appearing in a data breach known to Google, you’ll receive an alert.

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2 Reviews3.5/5
How does it work? Is it sniffing the password and sending to a server? Or is it all client side?
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@school_4_ants skimming through the source code it looks like they check against a firebase database https://password-api-prod.fireba...
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@school_4_ants According to Google they use "multiple rounds of hashing, k-anonymity, and private set intersection with blinding" to secure the username/password before sending them to a server. https://security.googleblog.com/...
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Amin AfsharFounder of Sidenote

Seems to work instantly. Not sure if this is a good or bad thing.

Pros:

Great idea to bring some peace of mind for security.

Cons:

Does it really need to be an extension? I think a website would have been sufficient.

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Chris Messina
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If it's a Chrome Extension then it comes w/ you... otherwise, it's unlikely you'll visit a website repeatedly to check your passwords.
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MilosMaybe . . . Bazzinga ?
Mui interestados
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casey mahoneyCreated a small business 9 years ago .
To early to tell. Give me a few days and I will have something concrete to say!
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Michelle TackaberySr Content Marketing Specialist, Progr…

Having something in the browser that can check your passwords without actively logging in to sites seems like a great idea.

Pros:

I have a few Chrome extensions that I consider vital because they just work. This looks like it could become one of them.

Cons:

I agree that a website checker would be a good alternative, although that would seem to require you to give up PID.

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