Google: hundreds of thousands of people use passwords compromised

Confirmed a study conducted by the company Google that the users need to stop using the same password for web sites multiple in case they were careful not to difference their data or identity stolen or worse.

Google released the results of the study derived from data collected from 670 thousand users have installed add Google Chrome browser to check the password (Password Checkup), they scored access to web sites 21 million times.

According to the results of the study on the safety of passwords, the A quarter of users don’t change their passwords even if they were told that the password they use has been hacked.

There are a number of sites, (such ashave I been pwned), which may help users to track whether their data may have been exposed, but it’s still a confusing process for many users who are not sure of passwords that need to be updated.

To this end, it has revealed Google in the month of February for the Add (Password Checkup) to check passwords Chrome browser.

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And add a warning when you log in to a site using more than 4 billion user names and passwords that you know Google it is not safe because of breakthroughs earlier, and you change the password when necessary.

Google said: We checked in the first month alone 21 billion user name and password, and put our relationship on more than 316 thousand of them to be unsafe.

The study found that the rate of 25.7 percent or 81368 person of the users of the addendum May chose to ignore the warnings hack provided to them, and they continued to log in to websites using the Data Lab energy even after warning by Google.

While established 82761 person or 26 percent of the users new passwords after receiving the alarm, and tried to choose stronger passwords and, according to Google, 60 percent of the new passwords secure against guessing attacks, and 96 percent of them were stronger than the original password.

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