Google’s Password Checkup Extension for Chrome Rides into the Sunset

By | August 2, 2020
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Google’s Password Checkup Extension for Chrome Rides into the Sunset

Google's Password Checkup extension Cloudeight

If you have installed the Password Checkup Extension for Google Chrome, don’t be surprised when the following message pops up when you open Chrome. The message explains it all, but to sum it up, Password Checkup will be part of Chrome and the extension will stop working on August 31, 2020.

There’s nothing you have to do other than “sign into Chrome” and make sure Chrome is up to date.

Here’s the message you’ll receive from Chrome if you have the Password Checkup extension installed.

Password Checkup extension

Sunset announcement

Now that Password Checkup is integrated into Chrome, we will be sunsetting the Password Checkup extension on August 31, 2020. After this date, the Password Checkup extension will be disabled and no longer report whether a username or password has beeen (sic) in a data breach. In order to continue receiving warnings, users should instead sign-in to Chrome. Users must also ensure that Chrome is up to date and that the Chrome security setting ‘Warn you if passwords are exposed in a data breach’ is enabled (default unless previously changed).

Now when you see it, you’ll know what it is.

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