On Safer Internet Day, Google has released Password Checkup extension for Chrome browser and made it available on Chrome Web Store for download. The extension when installed, while signing into website checks your username and password against Google known breached site data and alerts to reset your password if they’re compromised. After all, the company wants users to be safe not just on Google, but elsewhere on the Web also.
The Chrome extension can be tested from here and available to Chrome browser only, alerts when username and password both were compromised recently in a data breach.
Using Firefox? Worry not! Mozilla has integrated haveibeenpwned into a tool and offering a Breach alert service called Firefox monitor, this works in other browsers as well and lets you know if the email address you entered in the input field in its website is compromised or not after checking with haveibeenpwned database.
Recently, Mozilla has announced Firefox Monitor is available in 26 languages and said they’re introducing Firefox Monitor notifications for desktop users. Different to Password Checkup, when a user visits a site that was breached, the browser shows notification and when clicked, sends the user to Firefox Monitor website to check his email is part of the data breach or not.
It’s not comparing two tools or syaing which is superior or more effective, we’re asking here which you’re going to use? Firefox monitor or Password Checkup extension by Google? Let us know in the comments below