THE Microsoft Edge is the company's latest attempt to dominate the browser market, using Google's proven recipe.
And because Google Chrome has a feature password monitor, the company decided to include it in its browser. So the new feature appeared in the Canary and Dev versions.
Why you need password tracking (password monitor) in the browser?
The answer is simple. This feature allows the application to check your passwords and determine if they are being compromised online. Function password monitor will alert you as soon as this happens, urging you to change the password that was exposed as soon as possible.
Microsoft explains that such a feature is useful, as many continue to use the same password over and over again.
"Hackers use automated scripts to try out different leaked username and password combinations to break into other accounts. "When an account is breached, its owner can be the target of identity theft, money laundering or other illegal activities," the company said.
Function password monitor checks your passwords from a list of password collectors known to be on the Internet after breaches. If a match is detected, a notification is automatically sent to your device.
How to activate it password monitor;
It's very easy, as long as you run one of the latest versions of Canary or Dev Microsoft Edge. Microsoft has added a special option that you will find if you follow the path (after logging in to your account):
Microsoft Edge - Settings - Profiles - Passwords - Show alerts when passwords are found in an online leak
The feature is currently being sent to Microsoft Edge, so you have to activate it manually. We do not yet know if Microsoft will enable this feature by default for everyone as soon as the stable version of the browser is released.