Tired of memorising your passwords? It’s no wonder most of us end up using an easy-to-remember password over and over again. But if it gets stolen – as were 3.3 billion credentials last year alone – you’re exposed to a much greater risk. But don't worry Chrome has got your back.
As part of this week’s update, Google is rolling out significant improvements to Chrome's password manager. Across desktop platforms – it's coming to mobile apps soon – Google is rolling out unique password generation. Chrome will now recognise a sign-up field and offer you a unique and secure password for that site and then save it.
'Every password follows these guidelines: at least one lowercase character, at least one uppercase character, and at least one number. If a site requires symbols, we’ll include those, too. We’ll also avoid certain characters for readability issues (like a lowercase “l” or uppercase “I”),' Google said in a blog post.
You can view all your passwords, credit cards, addresses and other stored information from the main desktop Chrome toolbar. You can also export all your saved passwords into a .csv file at any time.
Now, Chrome can also be used to save or fill in the appropriate password on any site you need. When Chrome fills in your passwords, credit cards, addresses, emails and other types of information, it’s backed up by Chrome’s multiple security layers and web standards.
'And if you’re signed into Chrome across your devices, syncing your credentials to your Google Account will allow you to access them wherever you have Chrome installed (laptop or mobile). And if you are using the Android app of your favourite site, your passwords and other information will be there too,' added Google.