Google has a tool designed to securely analyze your passwords against a database that is known to be hacked and compromised. The password checker is available as an extension or a web service. Here’s how to use it.

Check your passwords with extension

If you don’t use a third-party password manager or don’t use strong and strong passwords, Google’s password checker extension will help you find out if the password you use for non-Google sites has been exposed.

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Whenever you log into your account, the extension checks the password against a database of known violations — hashes and compares the results. If the password you are using is on the list of known violations, it will alert you and prompt you to reset your password.

Launch Chrome and go to the Chrome Web Store for the Password Check Extension. Once there, click «Add to Chrome» to start the download.

Click Add to Chrome.

Read the permissions for the extension and then click «Add Extension» to add it to your browser.

Read the permissions and click

Once the extension is installed, the icon will appear in the toolbar or Chrome menu. By clicking on it, you will see how many passwords have been analyzed in the last week.

After installing the extension, every time you enter a password online, it analyzes it against a database of compromised passwords.

Alternatively, you can enable a Chrome flag that does the same. The difference is that the whole process happens in the background, only alerting you if it detects a cracked password.

You can enable the flag by copying the following address and pasting it into the Chrome Omnibox:

  хром: // флаги пароль обнаружение утечки / # 

Select «Enabled» from the dropdown list and then click «Restart» to restart the browser.

To enable the flag, click the

Check all your saved passwords with online password checker

If you’re using the Password Checkup extension but want to be able to check all the passwords you’ve saved in Chrome’s password manager, Google has a website dedicated to just that. Instead, use the same verification tool to analyze all the passwords you have already entered and synced with your Google account at the same time.

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Launch your browser, go to the Google Password Manager website and click the «Check passwords» button.


If you use a passphrase to encrypt passwords in your Google account, you won’t be able to use this feature unless you delete your current passphrase.

If you're using a password to encrypt your Google account, you won't be able to proceed without disabling this passphrase.

Next, click «Check Passwords» to get started.


To confirm this, enter your Google account password and click «Next» to continue.

Enter your password to make sure it's really you, and then click Next.

Once verification is complete, a page will be displayed if any compromised, reused, or weak passwords are found below.

Provided that none of your passwords are cracked, reused or weak, you will see all green checks.

If the password check finds conflicts with your saved passwords, a warning will appear next to the area that needs addressing. Click the down arrow next to the warning and then click «Change Password» to go to the account management page for that account.

If there are any warnings/warnings, please click the warning section and click

After you change your account password, you are good to go. If you’re using the same password for any other accounts that aren’t synced to your Google account, reset those passwords as well.

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