New Google Chrome extension password alert protects user from phishing sites

Google released a new Chrome extension called Password Alert that will protect users from phishing websites that might try to steal user’s Google account passwords. According to Google official blog post, “Once you’ve installed it, Password Alert will show you a warning if you type your Google password into a site that isn’t a Google sign-in page.”

The blog post didn’t go into details about how Password Alert works, but only mentioned that once Password Alert is initialized, it will remember a “scrambled” version of your Google account password for security purposes, and somehow when you try to type in your Google password into a website that isn’t Google sign-in page, Password Alert will show you a warning message as above.

I have installed the extension and I will see how it goes. If you are interested, you can download Password Alert from Chrome Web Store.

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