New functions for the password manager
Google will introduce a new tool that will make it easy to import passwords from other password managers. Further, Goole will have “deeper integrations” with Chrome and Android to seamlessly fill your passwords across websites and apps, whether you’re on desktop or mobile.
It also introduces a password notification feature that will warn you if any of your saved passwords have been compromised by a third party breach. In particular, this function is already available Apple Safari.
Google is also introducing a one-tap method to fix compromised passwords in Chrome. For supported websites and apps, users will see the wizard’s Change Password button whenever Password Manager encounters a password that may have been compromised. When users tap the button, the wizard not only navigates to the site, but also walks through the entire process of changing your password. This feature is available on Android devices and will be available on more websites and apps in the future.
Google said it is working on a “password-free” future. “One of the biggest security risks remains persistent reliance on passwords. They are often easy to crack, used on multiple websites, or stolen in phishing attacks,” the company said.