Chrome will alert you of weak passwords
Google Chrome will alert you shortly when you use weak passwords. The service is currently in the canary and is expected to come in the stable version.
The security of your online accounts depends to a large extent on how strong your passwords are and, if they are too easy, hackers could break into your account.
To make sure Chrome users are not using weak passwords, we've added a new security check feature to let you know if the saved password is weak.
The new feature comes in addition to the existing one where it notifies you if a stored password is found in a database with compromised passwords.
Google will automatically detect and mark weak passwords when performing a security check, as shown below.
The new Chrome security check feature is not yet available on the fixed channel, but you can enable it in Chrome Canary by following these steps:
- In the Browser Chrome Canary open the tab Chrome: // flags
- Search for the word “weak”(Weak) and activate the flags:“Safety check for weak passwords”(Security check for weak passwords) and“Passwords weakness check”(Password weakness check).
3. When prompted to restart your browser, do so.
To check your weak passwords using a security check, just go to Settings> Security Check> Check Now to perform a security check on your passwords.
Once clicked, Google will automatically scan the saved passwords and highlight the weakest ones. You can click the "Review" button to make changes to the saved password.