(ETX Daily Up) – A new feature will soon allow Google Assistant to automatically change your passwords in Chrome as soon as a data leak on a site is reported. Not only will you be alerted that your password is compromised, but the Google Assistant will offer to renew it automatically.
Initially announced a year ago at the Google I/O 2021 conference, this feature would only be deployed for a small number of American users for the moment, according to Android Police. As usual, it will be rolled out gradually, first in the United States and then elsewhere in the world.
In fact, users will be offered to automatically change their password as soon as they want to connect to a site that has recently suffered a data leak. It will then become possible to enter your own new password or else to let the intelligent assistant submit one. Note however that, for the time being, this functionality would not yet be compatible on all sites.
This service is made possible thanks to “Duplex on the Web”, Google’s technology that allows its assistant to perform certain tasks automatically. Here, it analyzes the content of the sites to automate this renewal when necessary.
In the end, this device has the double advantage of avoiding the risk of encouragement and simplifying the renewal of its most exposed passwords.
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