Google announced two new features to let developers using Google Sign-In automatically share information about security problems, like account hacks, to make it more hard for incidents to spread across services.
Cross Account Protect aims to fix this vulnerability. Thus, if the plugin alerts you that your username and password have been stolen from one website, then you should also change your password on other websites you were using the same password on. If you're one of the many people using Chrome as your main browser, it certainly seems like it's worth installing.
This technology is created to help consumers to identify and re-secure accounts affected by data breaches before their at-risk accounts are abused.
Awareness less among older age group: Expert Hyderabad-based data security researcher Srinivas Kodali said netizens not following best practices is a worldwide problem, but is more acute among Indian users due to lack of both digital literacy and literacy in general. A quarter of them (26 percent) say they use a security check tool such as Google Security Checkup at least once a month.
The second new tool, called Cross Account Protection, has been designed for incidents when hackers do make it inside a user's Google account, the company said. This Safer Internet Day, take a moment to strengthen your online security by completing these quick tips and help guide the younger users in your life to do the same.
Many online scams stem from websites that are posing as legitimate services - such as a bank, insurance company, or even Google - which ask you for sensitive information such as passwords or financial details.
The search giant already provides several ways for users to recover compromised accounts and resets passwords if they're exposed online. At the same time, we need to ensure that no information about other unsafe usernames or passwords leaks in the process, and that brute force guessing is not an option.
Google has rolled out two new tools starting this week enhancing security for users' accounts.
"Your privacy and security is of the utmost importance", says Kurt Thomas, security and anti-abuse research scientist at Google.
- Set up a recovery phone number or email address and keep it updated: Adding recovery information-such as a phone number or back up email address-to your account can help you more quickly get back into your account if you ever lose access or can't sign in.