While Chrome leverages on Duplex on the Web technology to power this feature, which technology was first introduced in 2019 to enable Google Assistant to complete tasks on the web, such as booking of hotels and buying of movie tickets. Duplex on the Web, which has now been expanded, will allow Chrome users to quickly fix password issues and create a strong password when it determines your credentials have been leaked online.
Google had earlier made available a plugin dubbed Password Checkup, which alert users if their login credentials have been compromised, and whose information is found in their recent “Collections” leak.
How Chrome fixes Password issues; not just prompting a warning for users to update their information?
Chrome comes with a strong password manager built-in, which checks for the safety of users passwords. It examines the username and password combinations saved in Chrome to be able to report on the authentication of the pairings whether it has been compromised in any third-party data breach made public.
Now, Chrome doesn't only detect a breach, it can also fix any compromised passwords quickly, and safely. Chrome will help you change your passwords with just a tap, whenever Chrome finds a password may have been compromised, you will see a "Change password" button from Assistant. If you tap the button, Chrome will navigate to the site and help you go through the entire process of changing your password.
The feature is part of a number of new security measures announced at Google I/O developer event, including a Privacy Dashboard in Android 12 that brings a pie chart view of permission settings like microphone, location, and camera, along with "what data is being accessed, how often and by which apps."
How Chrome for Android users can get the new feature?
The feature is currently rolling out to Chrome for Android users in the U.S. who have opted to sync their passwords, albeit only a small number of websites and apps are supported for now, it's expected to become generally available in more countries in the coming months.
But, it is recommended that you update your Chrome browser to the latest version to enjoy the new features.