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Google Chrome will now run password integrity checking in the background

Google Chrome will now run password integrity checking in the background

Last updated: 25 December 2023 at 07:15 UTC+01:00

To improve the overall security of the browser, Google, in December update Google Chrome has announced that Password Checkup will automatically run in the background by default to detect compromised passwords while using the browser. If Google Chrome finds any issues, you'll receive an alert or warning in the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner of the browser's menu bar.

Google Chrome adds that the password check will run in the background, adding a layer of security. Google Chrome will also warn desktop users whether or not the Safe Browsing feature is enabled to block websites on Google's list of potentially unsafe sites. “The Security Check feature for Chrome on desktop will now automatically run in the background. These alerts will appear in Chrome's three-dot menu so you can take appropriate action.

On top of all this, Google Chrome will also extend the health check functionality to automatically revoke permissions. This will help remove microphone or location permissions from websites that have not been used for a long time. The security scan will also work on websites that send a large number of notifications and allow users to quickly disable them.

Running a safety scan in the background will allow users to take action against security issues faster and faster than before, giving you the opportunity to change your password or uninstall an extension that enhances your privacy and security. In addition, Google Chrome also adds support for saved tab groups as well as a memory saving mode to allow Google Chrome to run using less computer memory.

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