Password Alert

Password Alert

Password Alert helps protect against phishing attacks.

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What is Password Alert?

Password Alert is a crucial tool that ensures a secure browsing experience for users. By sending notifications when Google Account passwords are entered anywhere other than the official Google sign-in page, this Chrome extension helps to protect against potential phishing scams. Password Alert does not store any personal data or keystrokes but uses a secure thumbnail comparison system for detection of breach attempts. Despite being limited to JavaScript enabled pages within Chrome, it proves to be an efficient tool for individual account protection and domain-wide deployment by Google for Work administrators.

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Rating: 4.35 (897)
Version: 1.27 (Last updated: 2018-02-13)
Creation date: 2018-02-13
Manifest version: 2
  • identity
  • notifications
  • storage
  • tabs
  • <all_urls>
Size: 331.78K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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If you enter your Google Account password or Google for Work password into anywhere other than Google's sign-in page, you’ll receive an alert, so you can quickly change your password if needed.

Password Alert also checks each page you visit to see if it's impersonating Google's sign-in page, and alerts you if so.

FAQ -- When will Password Alert take effect? Password Alert will initialize itself the next time you enter your password into

-- Does Password Alert store my password or keystrokes? No. Password Alert doesn’t store your password or keystrokes -- instead, it stores a secure thumbnail of your password, which it compares against a thumbnail of your most recent keystrokes within Chrome.

-- Where does Password Alert send data? If you are using Password Alert in a Google Account, Password Alert does not send any data from your local computer. If your Google for Work administrator chooses to deploy Password Alert across your domain, the administrator will receive alerts when Password Alert triggers.

-- What are Password Alert limits?

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User reviews summary
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  • Easy to use
  • Alerts users when entering passwords
  • Regarded as a must-have feature
  • Spams users with sign-in notifications
  • Doesn't work on some devices like Chromebook
  • Some users reported not being able to sign in to activate the extension
Most mentioned
  • Must be a default feature in Chrome
  • Not always working as expected
  • Sign-in issues
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Risk impact

Password Alert is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Password Alert if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Password Alert has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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