Those who use the Google Chrome browser will definitely appreciate the additional comfort of the integrated password manager. It has already offered automated security checks that warn about compromised passwords for quite some time. The Android version of the browser is now able to change insecure passwords automatically with Google Assistant.
Google Assistant offers automatic password change
Thanks to the Duplex feature, Google Assistant has been able to automatically infest web forms in the browser with their respective credentials for quite some time. However, a new update now links these functions with the Google password manager and is supposed to provide additional security.
As influencer and editor Max Weinbach shows on Twitter, a new update apparently enables Google Assistant to automatically change potentially threatened passwords and then store this data in the password manager.
As soon as a password has been part of a data leak and Google has caught wind of it, the Assistant in the Chrome browser on Android offers the option to automatically change the password. Until now, the tool was only able to trigger a redirect to the affected website in order to update the password.
Here, Google Assistant apparently suggests a new, secure password itself. If you accept the suggestion, it is automatically saved in the password manager of the Chrome browser. Alternatively, you can reject the suggestion and enter a new password yourself.
However, it is better to avoid the world’s most popular passwords, such as “123456” or “password”, for your own sake. Maybe the automatic password generation is not so bad for one or the other uncreative user.
The new, automatic password change function of the Google Assistant has not yet been officially launched. However, the existence of the screenshots suggests that its rollout of the feature is apparently imminent.
Where can I find my passwords on Google?
If you want to check your passwords stored at Google yourself, you can do so via the settings menu of Google Chrome. Namely, under the sub-items Auto-complete and Passwords.
Alternatively, all passwords stored in your own Google account can be retrieved, updated or verified on the web at https://passwords.google.com/.