Protect your Google Account with Password Alert

Google have created a free open source extension for their Chrome web browser. Once installed, Password Alert will show a warning if you type your Google password into a site that isn’t a Google sign-in page.

This can help protect you from phishing attacks and also encourages you to use different passwords for different sites, a security best practice.

Note: This will warn on your Google Account sign-in only – there would be no change for all your other non-Google logins.

“the most effective phishing attacks can succeed 45 percent of the time, nearly 2% of messages to Gmail are designed to trick people into giving up their passwords, and various services across the web send millions upon millions of phishing emails, every day”

More information can be found on Google’s blog here:

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