What you need to know
- Google Assistant’s automatic password update program is now available to more Chrome users for Android.
- This feature allows the Assistant to automatically change the password that Chrome has detected as hacked.
- You can allow digital assistants to suggest a new password or enter your own manually.
You can already check the security of the passwords stored in your Google Account and see which credentials you need to update when hacked, thanks Google Chrome version 88, which arrived early last year. Google now complements this feature with a Google Assistant an opportunity that updates your compromised passwords for you.
The automatic password update program was first announced by Google at an I / O event last year, but has since become available to only a small number of Android users. According to the leak Max Weinbachit now extends to a wider group of Chrome users (via Police on android).
If you log in to a website with a potentially hacked password, the Assistant will warn you of the risk and offer to update your password on your behalf. To take action, just click the blue button and Google will redirect you to a specific website where you need to update your password.
You’ll have the ability to allow Chrome’s built-in password manager to generate a new password for you, which will come in handy if you want to save time setting up a secure replacement. Otherwise, you can always take on the process if you want to create something else.
However, at this time, the automatic password update program is not available on all websites. Only a few sites are supported, and in cases where the Assistant cannot update your password, you will be prompted to do so manually.
Some of The best password managers for androidfor example, Google Password Manager already monitors for cracked passwords stored in Chrome and alerts you if one of your credentials is compromised. It also notifies you if your passwords are weak or used on multiple websites, and invites you to change them to more secure ones. LastPass too offers this opportunity. However, this process usually requires human intervention.
The new feature can complete this process as much as possible. It builds on the web version of Google Duplex, which is designed to automate multiple steps such as clicking and filling out online forms.
You are unlikely to encounter a new feature. You can only hope that this warning will never appear when you log in to the website. If so, the voice assistant will automate the process, which usually takes a lot of your time.