August 14, 2022

What you need to know

  • A new password security feature seems to be coming to Google Chrome.
  • The feature will warn you if you’ve just created an online account using a weak password.
  • Chrome’s password strength indicator will also show up when you update an old password.

While Google is moving to completely make passwords a thing of the past, it doesn’t mean the company is ready to abandon efforts to beef up password security for billions of users. Google seems to be working on a new security feature for Chrome that will alert you if the password you just created is weak.

A new password strength indicator for Google Chrome appears to be in the works, as evidenced by this Chromium Gerrit (opens in new tab) entry discovered by About Chromebooks (opens in new tab). As its name suggests, the feature will alert you to weak passwords you’ve created when signing up for a new online account or simply updating an old one.