Today I am going to show you how to find hacked passwords in Google Chrome be it on Windows PC or Android phone. Most modern browsers, including Google Chrome, offer a built-in password manager for saving and autofilling login credentials on websites. While third-party password managers often bring additional functionality, native password managers in browsers are perfectly adequate to get the job done.
Chrome and its derivatives Chromium, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox also offer the ability to check and find out compromised passwords. These browsers can scan your saved passwords to see if any have been hacked.
If you don’t want to use the built-in password manager in your browser (either Chrome, Firefox, or Edge), you can disable it. For those of you who use this feature, in this article safepedia.com will show you how to find out hacked or compromised passwords or passwords in Google Chrome using Google Chrome’s built-in password check feature on Windows 10 and Android.
How to Find Cracked Passwords in Google Chrome on Windows 10
Open Google Chrome on your PC/laptop and click the button three-dot menu in the top right corner. From the drop-down menu, select Settings.
Next, scroll down a bit and click the blue button “Check Now” under “Safety Check” to see if you are safe from data breaches and other security issues.
PS: You can also perform a security check by navigating to Password -> Check Password.
If your saved password is secure, Chrome will notify you with a notification “No Security Issues Found“. If the password is hacked, the browser will show a warning message and ask you to review it. If that’s the case, now Click on the button “Review“.
PS: If you have a password that has not been cracked but is not strong enough, Google will warn you with a notification “Weak Password” and asks you to change it immediately.
On the next screen, Google Chrome displays the websites and passwords found in the data breach. It provides a shortcut “Change Password” for you to quickly update your login credentials and prevent hackers from accessing your account.
How to Find Cracked Passwords in Google Chrome on Android
Open Google Chrome on your Android device and tap the button three-dot menu
on the top right. From the drop-down menu, select Settings.
Now select the option “Safety Check” and tap the button “Check Now” to check if your Chrome is up to date, secure browsing is on, and whether the passwords you saved have shown up in a data breach or not.
After that Google will tell you that your password is safe or notify you of a possible breach. If you see a compromised password, it is recommended that you update it immediately to protect your personal data. Also, don’t just update passwords on compromised websites but also other platforms where you use the same password.
While most browsers do a good job of protecting your login details, Chromium-based browsers go a step further and check for possible hacked passwords. So, if you suspect that one or more of your passwords might be leaked online, follow the tutorial above to make sure that you are not a victim of a data breach.
That’s how to find out a hacked or compromised password in Google Chrome, be it on a Windows PC or Android phone. Hopefully this article is useful for you, thank you for visiting and don’t forget to share this article with your friends.