Chromebooks and the Chrome browser will be getting a password strength indicator. The intent is to boost Chrome and ChromeOS online security.
Tired of managing passwords in two places as a Chromebook and iPhone user? Here’s how a third-party password manager helps.
Google’s Password Checker, which will alert you if it sees your account credentials in database of 4 billion known breached accounts, lands on the web. Here’s how to use it on your Chromebook until Google integrates it into Chrome OS.
Google introduced a Password Checkup extension in February, and flagged 315,000 passwords as unsafe due to data breaches that first month. Chrome OS 78 will natively include a similar feature for improved online protections.
Using SMS for two-factor authentication (2FA) is the least secure option to protect your Google account and your Chromebook. Here’s how to bolster security on both and what can happen if you don’t.
Unlike the Chrome browser on Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS, Chrome OS doesn’t require additional authentication when viewing your saved passwords. That may change due to a bug report, although there’s a debate on if this should just apply to enterprises.