Google does with Chrome extension designed to prevent phishing




Google has released a Chrome extension that can warn of phishing Google passwords. By comparing input text with a hash of the password, the extension can warn when the password is typed on a non-Google site.

The expansion compares entered text with a hash of the Google password. That hash is created the first time a user after installing the add-on logs into Google. The comparison does not happen continuously but after a text entry sent. When the entered text matches the Google password, the user is directed to a warning page. Which recommends to immediately change the Google password.

Password Alert also controls the HTML of each page that is visited, in an attempt to find fake Google login pages. According to Google sends the add-on no data unless it is used in conjunction with Google For Work. In that case, the administrator can also receive messages.

The add-on can only warn the user when their password is entered on a potentially unsafe site. In addition, the warning also occurs in operation when the password for Google coincidentally is the same as for any other service. That is something that Google discourages. Javascript must be enabled before the add-on can do its work. The extension is disabled in incognito windows or Chrome apps. For now works only with the add-on passwords for Google accounts.


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