Chrome Offers In-Built Feature to Protect Google Accounts

Today, there are several web based applications and services that can be accessed with the help of a Google account. While this is useful and convenient for many, it also poses a security risk as all these services gain knowledge about the Google accounts of everyone. What this effectively means is that there is a long list of web services that have the usernames and passwords of user’s Google accounts. If those services get hacked or accidentally leak that information, the damage for individual users could be huge. Moreover, people are also prone to phishing attacks as some of these pages can be created specifically with the intention of stealing Google account information.

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So what security steps can you take to stay protected against this specific risk? One way is to take the extra few minutes of effort and create accounts with each of these services. Whenever you wish to use a particular service, use the unique login ID and password associated with it. If you find that you have too many passwords to remember, you can always make use of an effective password manager like LastPass.

As per Google’s official blog:

The most effective phishing attacks can succeed 45% of the time, nearly 2% of messages to Gmail are designed to trick people into giving up their passwords, and various services across the web send millions upon millions of phishing emails, every day.

In order to combat this threat, Google has recently released a new Google Chrome extension called Password Alert. This is a free open-source Chrome extension that protects Google apps and related accounts. Once installed, it the Chrome extension shows a warning when a user types his Google password into a site that is not an official Google page. This is a good step in the right direction as it helps people avoid phishing attacks and also encourages people to use different passwords for different user accounts for platforms.

Google also stated the following about the extension:

Once you’ve installed and initialized Password Alert, Chrome will remember a “scrambled” version of your Google account password. It only remembers this information for security purposes and doesn’t share it with anyone. If you type your password into a site that isn’t a Google sign-in page, Password Alert will show you a notice. This alert will tell you that you’re at risk of being phished so you can update your password and protect yourself.

While this move is not the answer to all phishing concerns, it is a step in the right direction for all Google users. We highly recommend that you make use of this feature while surfing the web.

Rahul Thadani

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VIJAY WAGH
VIJAY WAGH
5 years ago

Hi Google Team.

Greetings from India.

This is really, really great.Password Alert is the best step for all Internet users.
An extremely social security and personal security step in today’s Internet Security.

Hats off to Google and Google Team.

Vijay.

VIJAY WAGH
VIJAY WAGH
5 years ago

Hi Quickheal Team.

Greetings from India.

It is really a nice step of Quickheal to give details of Google Password Alert Extension.

Thank you.

Regards to Quickheal Team.

Vijay.

M R Iyengar
M R Iyengar
5 years ago

Wghile a person can hijack all tyhe info on google by hacking, even this info will also get ready for him. Is it not???
What way we are at better stage than presently we are at?

Rahul
Rahul
5 years ago

many problem i”ll Getting

faizan
faizan
5 years ago

Antivirus activate

Balmukund Rath
Balmukund Rath
5 years ago

veryi nice porodect

pawan
pawan
5 years ago

This is really, really great.Password Alert is the best step for all Internet users.
An extremely social security and personal security step in today’s Internet Security.

Prabhat Das
Prabhat Das
5 years ago

Dear Users, It’s for all of us to protect ourselves from getting our passwords hacked or phishing attempts that are being tried for hacking.So it’s my request to our internet users to safe guard themselves..

Thank you

subhasish routh
subhasish routh
5 years ago

I LIKE QUICKHEAL MOST

james
james
5 years ago

why does my Quick Heal anti virus always affect my Torch Browser Download….it always wipes it away…what can I do about this…james

ram ghavle
ram ghavle
5 years ago

thanks

vijay krishna sharma
vijay krishna sharma
5 years ago

its verry good

Anup deshmukh
Anup deshmukh
5 years ago

Very nice

sunil kumar
sunil kumar
5 years ago

vvvvvvv…….good.

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