Is it safe to save my data and passwords in Google Chrome?

Is it safe to save my data and passwords in Google Chrome?

Google has the obligation to safeguard our data against attacks by third parties, attacks on security and physical and economic integrity. In the Google account we dump everything: we tell it where we are, where we click, what we like and what we hate, our bank details and, ultimately, enough data to be able to make a personal robot portrait of each one of us. To protect our data, Google offers the double verification system when accessing our account. That is, we will not only have to put our password but, in addition, we will have to attach a code provided by the company itself.

Chrome wants to ensure the security of your data

In addition to the double verification system, the internet giant created a plugin for its Chrome browser that consisted of a password detector. Basically, the detector 'read' the password that, at that moment, we were placing on a page to then evaluate it and transmit to us if it was secure enough. As of version 79 of the Google browser, this add-on becomes an internal function of the browser , so that all users can enjoy it without having to download anything additional.

This add-on works for all those users who have their passwords and usernames stored within Google's servers. When the user enters their name and password, Google Chrome analyzes the set of data offered and compares it with a stored database with more than 4,000 million names compromised in their security, at some point. If Google, during the check, finds a match between what was written and what was analyzed, the user would be notified to proceed to change the password at that moment.

At the moment of entering the password, Google will begin the scan and if it understands that said password may endanger your security, it will warn you through a dialog box . If nothing appears and you can insert the credentials normally, your password does not match anything abnormal on Google's servers. But be careful with lowering your guard because, at any moment, we can be the victims of an attack to steal our data.

To strengthen our password on Internet sites there are some tricks that we will now comment on.

  • Try that the password is not personal data , nor your ID number, social security, address, etc. Yes, on the contrary, some phrase that occurs to you, easy to remember, and that has a special meaning for you. You can also strengthen the password if, when you have the phrase decided, you eliminate the vowels or replace them with numbers: for example 'A' can be the number 4, the 'E' the 3, the O the number zero, etc.
  • Alternate uppercase, lowercase, signs and special characters.
  • Mix, within the same sentence, numbers and letters. For example, you have the name 'Pepa' and the number 4987, since the password would be 'P4e9p8a7'.
  • A very fun way to make a good password is to use a dice , for example, to obtain a completely random string of numbers that does not refer to anything in particular. The downside of this method is remembering it, of course. You can choose to keep the password in a secure place that no one has access to.
  • You can also generate a secure password through a tool developed for such purposes such as the Secure Password Generator website.