Google Chrome for Android automatically fixes compromised passwords.
On Tuesday, Google hosted its virtual I/O 2021 event wherein the company announced that it will be rolling out a new feature for Android Chrome that will allow users to fix the compromised passwords in data breaches with just one tap.
After Chrome 79 release, Chrome is already helping its users check whether their credentials were compromised or not, and with the rollout of the new automated password change feature, it will additionally let you change them automatically.
Now, while checking for stolen passwords on the supported websites and apps, Google Assistant will display a “change password” button that will instruct Chrome to navigate to the site and go through the whole password change process.
You will be offered the option to go through the entire experience manually at any point during the credentials change process.
Google Chrome Senior Product Manager, Patrick Nepper stated, Assistant Powered by Duplex on the Web takes over the tiresome parts of web browsing: scrolling, clicking, and filling forms, and enables you to concentrate on what’s essential to you.
He added, Now we are extending these abilities even more by allowing you to quickly create a strong password for some specific sites and apps while Chrome determines that your credentials have been leaked online.
Way back in 2019, Duplex on the Web was introduced to let Google Assistant helps users complete various web tasks simpler, including ordering food, checking into flights, purchasing movie tickets, and now automated password changing of compromised passwords.
Rolling Out to Devices with Password Sync Enabled
Nepper added Automated password changes are being introduced in Chrome on Android to the users who sync their passwords.
It has begun in the U.S and soon will be available on more websites and more countries in the upcoming months.
In addition to this, Google also announced that the Chrome for Android password manager would also obtain various other improvements, including:
- Introduced a brand new tool that makes the password importing process simple.
- Deeper integrations with Chrome and Android to flawlessly fill your passwords over various websites and apps, no matter whether you are on desktop or mobile.
- Included Password Alerts that automatically alert you if and when saved passwords have been compromised via a third-party data breach.
Google’s Vice President of product management, Sameer Samat said yesterday at this year’s Google I/O annual developer conference that more than 3 billion devices are powered by Android OS.
He also mentioned that “These stats do not include the devices that utilize third-party stores such as Amazon Fire or Chinese Android-based smartphones and tablets.”