Chrome 79 will continuously scan your passwords against public data breaches
Best practices dictate that you should use a different password for every website, application, or program. However, many do not do this, and it is why cybercriminals can run rampant through our systems. Now Google is providing some help if you use Chrome 79. Google has a vast encrypted database of all the passwords that used and saved in their Chrome browser. With Chrome 79, they are now comparing those credentials to the database of the four billion compromised usernames and passwords that have been found or collected in data breaches and notifying you if there is a match. If you get informed, you should take action immediately. Change those credentials because it is likely that they may be used by some cybercriminal to access your account, and if you used those credentials on more than one site, you are even more at risk. The best way to prevent this from happening is to use a password manager that can generate strong passwords for you for each site and employ multi-factor authentication to protect those log-ins from misuse.