No matter how strong our security settings are, hackers always find some way or the other to intrude in our computer systems and steal our personal details. Hackers and cybercriminals always keep finding the innovative ways to lure users to share their personal details and important credentials.
Password Alert extension for Google Chrome
Google Chrome presents a new Chrome extension named Password Alert, which will warn the users when they enter the sign-in details in a non-Gmail login page. As the name itself suggests, Password Alert alerts the users before they enter their Gmail password anywhere other than accounts.google.com.
The alert message states that your Gmail password is exposed to a fake Gmail login page and you must reset your password immediately.
The fake Gmail login page, called as phishing page is actually a website run by the cyber criminals looking to steal your password. The phishing page very much looks like the standard Gmail login page and anyone can be fooled easily. Hackers can easily steal your password and get an access to your Gmail account without your notice.
How Password Alert Works
Once you download and install this extension in your Chrome browser, it saves a “Scrambled” version of your Google Account password. This extension alerts you whenever you are about to enter your login details in a phishing page.
The extension also works on Google Apps and Google Drive, so you can use it to secure the Gmail accounts of your employees.
Employers can install the Password Alert for all its employees’ accounts and get an alert when the program detects any security issue, which further helps protecting the accounts against hacking attempts and phishing attacks.
Overall, Password Alert is a simple and useful Chrome extension which can protects you against phishing attacks and sends an alert every time you enter your login details. You can get it here.
UPDATE: The Password Alert extension for Google Chrome had been bypassed by a simple exploit.