On the occasion of “Safe Internet Day”, Google has announced two new updates such as “Cross Account Protection” and a “Password Checkup” Chrome extension to protect user-accounts, websites, and apps from third-party data breaches.
Kurt Thomas, Anti-Abuse and Security Research Expert, Google has stated that,” We are always working hard to make sure your account or data is protected, whether you are checking out any apps or website and using any Google products.”
If Google discovers a username and password on a website from near around 4 billion authorizations that have already been negotiated, the Google Chrome extension would generate an automatic warning and recommend a password-change, He reported.
“The “Password Checkup” update will help to protect your account, so that no one, comprising Google, can read your account information. “Password Checkup” is the first version of Google, and we are working to enhance it in the coming months. Kurt Thomas stated.
Likewise, “Cross Account Protection” update has been built as a security tool for the websites and apps need a Google sign-in.
At the time of implementation, Google will able to send an alert message in case of your account is an attempt to hack or other possible safety and privacy threats to protect the platform as well as the user.
“Our team have designed the safety events to be very limited to defend your privacy. We only share the details that the security event happened, other basic information related to the event and information of apps where you have signed in with Google,” Kurt Thomas reported.
Google has designed these security techniques with the help of cryptography researchers at Standard University and Google along with the other leading companies such as standards community and Adobe at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
“With updates like “Cross Account Protection” and “Password Checkup, we are ongoing to increase the security and privacy of our users account across the internet. We all never stop rising our efforts to keep users safe online,” Thomas reported.