Would you know if you have a hacked password? Well, Google does!
I’m relatively new to using Google’s Chrome, so when I want to do something that is second nature using Firefox, I struggle! I clicked on the three little buttons in the top right corner to open the settings. Then I tried to figure out what I needed to do.
Boy, was I surprised!
I got a warning message saying that two of my accounts had a hacked password. Of course, these two are the same account. The only difference is that the smile.amazon.com account gives my favorite charity a donation every time I make a purchase. (Head over to https://nederlandfoodpantry.org/ and, if you can, donate too.)
What I did after I found out I had a Hacked Password:
Once I saw that warning message, I quickly opened a new window on the Chrome browser and changed my Amazon password.
Then I reviewed all of my settings to ensure my payment and shipping information were still the way I wanted it.
If you want to see which passwords you have saved in your Chrome browser, click on the three little dots, select “Settings,” and then select “Passwords.”
What the Geek thinks of Google:
By the way, Chris is not a fan of Google. He thinks the company has too much access to our personal information. His preferred browser is Firefox, and his preferred search engine is Duck Duck Go. Also, he always has AdBlocker and NoScript turned on. These two applications help to keep your surfing experience much more secure.
Want to read more?
- Here’s our article about why NoScript should be on your computer.
- We have seen a lot of Facebook hacking lately. Here are our suggestions.
- And here are the 10 Password Mistakes you don’t want to make!
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