Google has a useful tool to check if your password has been leaked

With Google Password Checkup you will be able to know if your passwords have been filtered in order to change them quickly.

23/07/2022 20:01

Every day we register for more services from our Android mobile and each of them requires a username and password to access it, but we do not always follow the recommendations of experts to create a password secure and a good proof of this is that the most used passwords by Spaniards in 2021 were 12345 and 111111.

The great danger is that with the large number of data leaks lately, our bank or email accounts may be at risk. For this reason, Google offers us a very useful tool with which you can check if any of your passwords have been leaked.

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With this Google feature, you can check if your passwords have been compromised.

Protect your accounts with Google Password Checkup

Google Password Checkup is a free tool developed by Google with which you can find out if your passwords have leaked in order to change them quickly. This handy feature is built into your Google account settings, so to access it from your mobile, you just need to follow a few simple steps:

  • Access the Settings menu of your Android smartphone
  • Go to your Google account settings
  • Click on the Manage your Google Account option
  • In the Security tab, locate the Connect to other sites section
  • Click on the Password Manager option
  • Click the Verify Passwords button

Once done, this tool will take care of reviewing all the passwords you have saved in your Google account and will show you all the results, which will be divided into three groups:

  • Breached passwords: those passwords that have been leaked and you need to change as soon as possible
  • Reused passwords: passwords that you have used in various services and that you would like to change
  • Weak passwords: those passwords that don’t meet the parameters to be considered really secure and that you should also change

Google has a useful tool to check if your password has been leaked

Google has a useful tool to check if your password has been leakedGoogle has a useful tool to check if your password has been leakedGoogle has a useful tool to check if your password has been leaked

You can change any of these passwords from this same screen by simply performing the following actions:

  • Click the down arrow to the right of each category to view the passwords that fall under each category
  • In all the passwords you want to change, click on the Change Password button that appears just below each password

This is the best password manager I’ve tried on Android

Our recommendation is that you use this tool from time to time to make sure your accounts are safe, as nowadays data leaks are constant and any precautions are minimal.

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