Google has the responsibility to protect our data against attacks from third parties, attacks on security, physical and economic integrity. We put all our information into the Google account: they know where we are, what we click on, what we like and hate, our bank details and, definitively, they have enough data to be able to make a personal robot portrait for every one of us. To protect our data, Google offers a double verification system when accessing our account. In other words, not only do we have to enter our password, but we also have to include a code provided by Google itself.
Chrome wants to ensure the security of your Data
In addition to the double verification system, the Internet giant created an add-on for its Chrome browser consisting of a password detector. The detector ‘read’ the password that we were currently entering on some page, then evaluate it and tell 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 users who have their passwords and usernames stored inside Google’s servers. When the user enters their name and password, Google Chrome analyzes the set of data offered and compares it to a database stored with more than 4,000 million names that are compromised at some point. If Google, during the check, finds any coincidence between what was written and what was analyzed, the user would be warned to proceed to change the password.
Once the password is typed, Google will start scanning and if it understands that the password may compromise your security, it will warn you in a dialog box. If nothing appears and you can insert your credentials normally, then your password doesn’t match anything abnormal on Google’s servers. However, be careful not to let your guard down because, at any moment, we could be victims of a data theft attack.
To strengthen our password on the Internet sites here are some tricks below:
- Make sure 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 when you have phrase included, you delete the vowels or replace them with numbers: for example, the ‘A’ can be the number 4, the ‘E’ the 3, the O the number zero, and so on.
- Alternate uppercase, lowercase, signs and special characters.
- Combines numbers and letters within the same sentence. For example, you have the name ‘Pepa’ and the number 4987, the password can be ‘P4e9p8a7’.
- A very playful way to make a good password is to use dice, for example, to get a completely random string of numbers that does not refer to anything special. The bad thing about this method is to remember it. 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 some tools developed for such purposes as the Secure Password Generator website.