If you want to keep your accounts safe, a strong password is a must. It’s a fact. But there are times when you’re not too sure if the password you added to your account is good enough. So, instead of installing an add-on, Chrome itself can let you know if you have a weak password.
You only need to dig a little into the browser’s settings to know how strong your passwords are. That way, you know if you need to make any changes and create a new password for the accounts with the same password.
How to Search for Weak Password on Google Chrome
Before you dig into the browser’s settings, make sure that you’re running on the latest version of the browser. You can check if you have a pending update by clicking on the dots at the top right and placing the cursor over the Help option. A side window will appear, and when it does, click on the About Chrome option.
If there’s an update pending, Chrome will start downloading and installing it on its own. It’ll ask you to restart chrome to make the update final. If you’re on your Android device, you can check for an update by going to Settings > About Chrome.
Once you’re sure that the browser is up to date, it’s time to access where Chrome keeps your passwords. You’ll need to:
- Open Chrome
- Click on your profile picture
- Click on the key icon – Settings > Password if you’re on an Android device.
On desktop, after clicking on the key icon, choose the check passwords option that the one in the middle.
Once you click on the option, Chrome will start checking for any weak passwords. If it found any, it’ll display them, and if it didn’t, it’d also let you know. Under the Weak passwords section, you’ll see all the passwords that need to be changed. To change the, click on the change password button to the side or click on the dots to access options such as:
- Show password
- Edit password
- Remove password
When you click on the Change Password option, Chrome will open a tab to the site with a weak password. The idea is to sign in and change your password. To view your saved Chrome passwords, you’ll need to go to Settings > Key icon. If you want to change a password to make it stronger, click on the dots to the right.
One security tip that the experts are always reminding us about is to keep our passwords strong. Did you have a lot of weak passwords to change? Maybe you were in a hurry when you created an account and didn’t want to waste time thinking of a strong password. But now that Chrome lets you know about that weak password, it’s time to change it. Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.