Did your password leak online? Chrome will soon replace it for you automatically

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It's no secret that too many people use the same password for several different services. As a result, a password leak on one site leads to you being exposed on all other sites. So yes, it is highly important that we change the leaked password, but most of us, what to do, are too lazy to do so. Google knows this and wants to make the password change process so simple that you might as well start changing passwords.

You'll just decide on the password, and Google will do the rest

Until now, Chrome's built-in password manager knew how to warn you when your password leaked across the web, but as part of Google's annual developer conference, Google I / O, which took place a few months ago, the company unveiled a new feature for password manager, which is gradually becoming proper and full of features. In case you receive an alert that your password has been leaked, you can click on the “Change Password” button. Once you do that, the person who comes into the picture is actually Google's voice assistant, or rather, Duplex, the same impressive mechanism that calls you to restaurants to book a place and can order movie tickets for you.

All you have to do is enter the new password you want to use, or let the password manager offer you its own complex password, and Duplex will do all the behind-the-scenes navigation and swapping work. That is, instead of having to log in to your account, find the user settings, then the password change page, and perform the change process – the whole process will be done through automation, without you even having to see it.

Some will say that changing a password is not really a problem, and may be true, but when it comes to recycled passwords across dozens of different sites, it's really a time consuming process – and any such friction reduces the chances of you actually doing the right thing and actually changing your password.

In the first phase, the password change feature will only be available in the Chrome mobile in the United States, but Google explains that in the coming months more countries will get it. However, keep in mind that at least according to Google's statements, sites will have to “support” the new feature, and it's not clear which side will have to initiate duplex matching, so not all sites you use may work with it.