Google today launched 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. You can read the complete article here.
This is great news as there is a glimmer of hope that people will become more aware of password security and the actual real threat that this represents to the majority of people enjoying all that is wonderful about the internet and the services therein.
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