Password Alert is a new Chrome extension designed to defend against phishing

April 29, 2015

The best IT security in the world is useless if a user mistakenly tries to log into a phony site they believe is legitimate. A simple mistype of a URL or a clever phishing attempt is often all it takes to lure some users into voluntarily giving up their credentials.

Google has come up with a new anti-phishing extension for Chrome called Password Alert it hopes can help fight against phishing. As the name suggests, the extension is designed to alert users if they’re about to (or already have) entered their Google account credentials into a non-Google property.

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