Google launches new tools to help protect your accounts

Google launches new tools to help protect your accounts

Google launches new tools to help protect your accounts

While the other is called Cross Account Protection, which helps protect apps that are signed in using a user's Google account. Additionally now, they may choose to install the Chrome extension Password Checkup.

Password reuse remains an issue, the poll found: 65% of respondents said they reuse the same password for multiple accounts, creating a security risk. If not, you'll get a message that one ore more of your passwords are no longer safe due to a data breach, and you'll be prompted to change them. A quarter of them (26 percent) say they use a security check tool such as Google Security Checkup at least once a month.

"With technologies like "Password Checkup" and Cross Account Protection, we're continuing to improve the security of our users across the internet, not just on Google". From there, the app/site can take actions to help protect you, such as forcing you to log back in.

There's also a new initiative called Cross Account Protection.

Google says that the Password Checkup was designed jointly with cryptography experts at Stanford University to ensure that the company never gets to know your username or password, and that "any breach data stays safe from wider exposure".

As part of the "Safer Internet Day" celebrations, Google introduced two updates - "Password Checkup" Chrome extension and a "Cross Account Protection" - to protect apps, websites and user-accounts from possible third-party data breaches.

The alerts will focus on actionable warnings about unsafe usernames and passwords, rather than flagging up instances where phone numbers or mailing addresses have been exposed. "This Safer Internet Day, we want to encourage South Africans to take their online safety more seriously and educate themselves on the tools available out there, such as the Google Security Check-Up and other free tools such as 2 step verification".

Google assures that the information to be shared with those third-parties is fairly limited. and includes "basic information about the event". But instead of leaking all kinds of sensitive information, the breached host will only know the fact of security event happening and when did that occur. Add Google account on devices, to be able to find it, so if a device is lost or stolen, "Find My Device" app from Google can help locate a lost Android device, and keep your device and information secure.

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