Scores of People Deploying Hacked Users Names and Passwords

Interesting Engineering | Aug 15, 2019 at 11:30 PM
  • Despite data breaches and hacks of major companies including retailers and financial services providers, Internet users are still relying on the same passwords for several websites, a new study by Google found.
  • To demonstrate the feasibility of this protocol Google developed a cloud service that mediates access to more than 4 billion credentials found in breaches and a Chrome extension that acted as the initial client.
  • Of the users who did change their passwords, Google found they increased the strength once being alerted to the breached information.