Courtney Allan

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Google Chrome security breach: Why your private passwords are at risk

Google Chrome security breach: Why your private passwords are at risk

A new hack has alarmed people who use the internet browser Google Chrome as it has been revealed that anyone can gain access to your online passwords with a few simple clicks. 

All a hacker needs to do is just click in the right spots to gain access to your passwords.

How to unlock every password on Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome
  • Click on the Menu (three dots icon in the top right corner of the browser window)
  • Click Settings
  • Under Autofill, click on Passwords.
  • When asterisked passwords pop up, click on the eye symbol
  • In the Username and Password bar, enter the computer login
It’s really that simple. 

However, there are a few ways that you can protect yourself

  • Ensure no one knows your computer password
  • Regularly change your password
  • Avoid using password auto save or auto fill
  • Ensure your computer locks after inactivity