Google launched today a new service called Password Checkup that will check a user's saved passwords if they've been leaked and compromised in breaches at other services. The service is currently available for the Google web dashboard and Android devices, but will also be added to the Chrome browser later this year. On the web, Password Checkup will be available at passwords. If Chrome users ever choose to use a Google account with the Chrome browser and then saved passwords in Chrome, this is the website where those passwords are synced to. The passwords. But starting today, Google wants all Chrome users to consider it the company's official "password manager. Here is where they'll be able to see a list of all the passwords they've ever saved in Chrome, and also access the new Password Checkup feature.
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Adjusting your Password Manager setup
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If you're still trying to remember all of your passwords and then type 'em into sites by hand, let me tell you: You're doing it wrong. With all the credentials we have to keep track of these days, there's just no way the human brain can handle the task of storing the specifics — at least, not if you're using complex, unique passwords that aren't repeated or almost repeated, even from one site to the next. That's where a password manager comes into play: It securely stores all your sign-in info for you and then fills it in as needed. While there's a case to be made for leaning on a dedicated app for that purpose for reasons we'll discuss further in a moment , Google has its own password management system built right into Chrome. And it's far better to rely on that than to use nothing at all. First things first: You shouldn't have to do anything to turn the Google Password Manager on. The system, once considered part of Google's Smart Lock feature , works across Android, iOS, Chrome OS , and any other desktop platform where you're signed into Chrome — and it's typically activated by default in all of those places.