Microsoft Edge will soon offer a Password Monitor feature that will tell you if any of your stored passwords have been leaked on the web. In this post, we will show you how to enable and use it.
Enable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge
To enable Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10:
- Launch Microsoft Edge browser
- Press Alt+F
- Select Settings
- Select Profiles from the left panel
- Under Passwords, enable Show alerts when passwords are found in an online leak.
So the first thing you need to do is open the new Microsoft Edge Chromium browser and click on the 3-dotted Settings and more link in the top right corner,
From the drop-down, select Settings.
Now on the left side, locate and select Profiles.
Next on the right side, under Passwords, you will see a toggle switch against Show alerts when passwords are found in an online leak. Set it to On position.
You could also directly paste the following in the address bar and hit Enter:
Now Edge will scan your stored passwords against various services and databases on the web and inform you if any of your passwords have been leaked on the web.
You will also be offered help to change your leaked password. It will also identify URLs where you have used the same username/password combination and alert you about it.
The Password Monitor feature will be available in Microsoft Edge Stable version soon.
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