Thursday, February 25

Google will make you change your bad passwords

Thanks to Google’s Password Checkup, Android will now be able to warn you when it notices that you are using a compromised password.

Function Check-up Passwords – Password Checkup in English – has been available for a while on your Google account. Today, it benefits from deeper integration on Android to strengthen the security of your data.

Better password protection

Google in fact writes the following:

Your login credentials are one of your first lines of defense against intruders, which is why we have integrated the password verification feature in devices running Android 9 and above. This function lets you know if the password you used has been exposed before and what to do.

What should be remembered above all is that now, “When you enter a password into an app on your phone using Google’s autofill feature, we check those credentials against a list of known compromised passwords, i.e. passwords that have potentially already been stolen and published on the web ».

Password Checkup is coming to @Android, alerting you if a password you entered into an app has been compromised. We’re also launching a new version of our screen reader with the features most requested by the blind and low vision communities, and more https://t.co/afTrOU43pB

– Sundar Pichai (undsundarpichai) February 23, 2021

To go further, our colleagues from Numerama give you some advice for create a strong password that’s easy to remember.

This isn’t the only new feature announced by Google today. The firm has also promised the arrival of a full dark mode on Google Maps, new features on Android Auto and the scheduling of messages on Google Messages.

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