Google Chrome, the most popular web browser in the world, is about to get a big new feature. Starting in late January, Chrome will let you create new passwords automatically, thanks to its integration with LastPass and 1Password password managers. This feature will be coming to mobile devices as well, so you can see your passwords created on your computer on your phone or tablet seamlessly as well. New passwords in Google Chrome are designed to be easy to use, secure and only take a few clicks to set up. Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Create New Passwords Automatically
Easier Access To Auto-Generated Passwords
By storing our passwords, auto-generating new ones and signing us in to sites automatically, Google has made it easier than ever to use a password manager. The company is adding some of these features directly into its own browser, Google Chrome. With them, using a password manager will be easier than ever before.
Auto-generated passwords look like gibberish, but they’re easier to remember
As we get used to being constantly online, password security is more important than ever. To make it easier for us to remember and secure our accounts, Google will soon add a tool that will let you create new passwords automatically. The tool builds on work already done in password managers like LastPass and Dashlane: Auto-generated passwords look like gibberish but actually follow certain rules, so they’re much easier to remember than random combinations of letters and numbers.
No need to copy it from an external source
On Monday, Google announced that its browser, Chrome, will soon be able to generate passwords for new online accounts in your life. The feature is designed to make it easy for you to create long and secure passwords—ones you can actually remember—for multiple sites and services. Currently, most people use a single password across multiple accounts or reuse old passwords. But doing so creates unnecessary security risks and makes it difficult to keep track of all your logins.
Simplifying the process makes it easier for users
Google said in a statement that more than 50 percent of people have at least one weak password, which makes them much easier to hack. As long as you’re using a strong master password, it’s difficult for hackers to get into your account even if they know your password for a given site. It should also be noted that Google will never be able to make all passwords entirely secure; there are many techniques out there for cracking passwords, such as phishing or keylogging.
Biometric information may be used in future versions
Biometric information may be one of our best bets when it comes to keeping accounts secure. After all, they’re nearly impossible to hack; even if your password is stolen or guessed, biometrics ensure that only you will be able to access your account.
How Do Auto-Generated Passwords Differ From Password Managers?
Google’s password manager, Chrome Sync, will soon let you generate new passwords on your computer. While it’s a neat feature, auto-generated passwords don’t come close to matching those created by a password manager. Read why auto-generated passwords are inferior and how password managers improve your online security.
This feature is coming with newer versions of Google Chrome
It’s called Smart Lock and will give users a way to create new passwords for new sites or recover their Google Account password if they lose it. It’s a handy feature that doesn’t even require any additional downloads or plug-ins—just an updated version of Chrome. Here’s how it works