Google to tell you if any of your passwords has been hacked, here’s how to use
Every year, February 11 is celebrated as Safer Internet Day. To mark this day, tech giant Google has shared a password checkup feature that can help users to test how strong or weak their passwords are on variety of parameters.
The Password checkup basically tells users three things: If any of their password/passwords have been compromised/hacked; number of reused passwords; and accounts linked to Google that have weak passwords.
Now wondering how you can access this Password Checkup service from Google? The company has shared the link on its official Twitter account.
The company’s Twitter post has a link that redirects users to Google Password Manager. “What’s safer than #SaferInternetDay? $@feR int3rn3t D@y….Visit http://passwords.google.com and take the Password Checkup….#PehleSafety phir baaki sab,” reads Google India’s post.
The Password Checkup page also lists the number of websites and apps that are linked with a particular Google account. There, users can change/edit passwords for these apps and sites. They can also delete passwords for the same. Clicking on the ‘Delete’ button sends a prompt message which asks for user’s confirmation before deleting the password. “Are you sure you want to delete your amazon.in password from your Google Account? Google will no longer be able to help you sign in,”it says.
In related news, Google Maps recently completed 15 years. To mark 15 years of Google Maps, CEO Sundar Pichai shared a list of his favourite 18 vegetarian burrito restaurants in the world on Google Maps. He took to Twitter to reflect on some of the ways Google Maps has been helpful to him and also thanked users of the mapping giant to make this service more effective everyday.