Hacker News announce Simple 1-Click Compromised Password Reset Feature Coming to Chrome Browser

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Google has announced a new Password Manager feature that could be used to change a stolen password automatically with a single tap.

The tool will enable the Password Manager to automatically check the safety of saved passwords.

When Password Manager finds a password that may have been compromised as part of a data breach, it will prompt you to change the password with a "Change Password" button.

Tapping the button will instruct Chrome to navigate to the website and launch the process of changing your password.

Sounds great but is it sensible to store usernames and passwords in your browser's cache?

Read more: A Simple 1-Click Compromised Password Reset Feature Coming to Chrome Browser.


Do you store website credentials in your browser cache?

If YES then the above news will maybe provide you with some reassurance.

Even so, it surely better not to store usernames and passwords in your browser cache.

Instead, use a password safe or adopt a method of more easily remembering important passwords.

If a website offers Two Factor Authentication, use it.

Change your browser security settings to clear the cache every time you close the browser.

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Frequently close the browser, and especially after accessing an important website.

Read more: Password Tips for Joomla! Website Administrators.


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