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Google’s New Password Security Tool Flags Compromised Websites

Fortune: “A big problem with passwords is that people use the same one over and over. This means that hackers who steal a password for one website—like for a hotel reward program—can often use it in many other places—such as to unlock their bank account. As a result, compromised passwords can turn into a skeleton key for hackers break into many parts of a victim’s digital life.

To reduce this risk, Google is rolling out a nifty tool that warns users when they visit the website of a company that’s been the victim of a data breach, and warns them if their password has been compromised. Google announced the new tool on Wednesday, alongside a service where users can audit all of their passwords to see if any have been exposed to hackers….”

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