In the aftermath of recent security breaches,you may have heard of sites that will tell you if your account was compromised. www.haveibeenpwnd.com is probably the most popular, and well-respected. But if you’re like me, you’re more than a little wary of entering your username and password anywhere else, and you should be.
That said, most of us think nothing of saving our passwords in Google Chrome (by far the most popular browser). Google has realized this and come up with a solution: an extension for Chrome called Password Checkup. This extension carefully checks your username and password against the published lists of accounts that are known to be compromised, and tells you if you’re in danger so you can fix the problem.
Now, it bears mentioning that I advise extreme caution when installing extensions in your browser, but when it’s developed and published by Google, Inc. I feel much better. Now, you can believe what you want about “big tech owning all your data” but the reality is, they do a much better job than most at protecting what they consider theirs.