Scams are nothing new in the world of Internet and phishing is one such method used by hackers to break into your account. Google has now introduced a new Chrome extension, which will alert you if someone is trying to steal your password.
Phishing continues to be one of the most common and dangerous scams online. Download Password Alert protect yourself http://t.co/hInXbw0UcB
— Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) April 30, 2015
As per the company, phishing attempts are fairly common and a staggering 45 percent of the people fall prey. Google’s Password Alert will not only alert you if someone is trying to steal your password, but also if you entered your Google password on a different website.
The Chrome extension uses an encryption and remembers a scrambled version of users password. In essence, Google wants users to have different passwords for different policies.