Chrome can warn you if the username and password you use to sign in to a website were involved in a data breach. This setting is turned on by default.
You can also use Chrome to check all of your saved credentials at the same time. Chrome checks your saved passwords and then lets you know if any of them were exposed in a data breach.
To check your credentials, Chrome first encrypts your username and password. Then it sends the encrypted credentials to Google for comparison against an encrypted list of known breached data. If Chrome detects a match between the encrypted sets of data, it displays a warning that prompts you to change your password. Google never learns your usernames or passwords during this process.
You can check if a data breach exposed any of your saved usernames or passwords. You can also choose to get automatic warnings about credentials when you sign in to a site where a data breach was detected.On your computer, to check your saved passwords:
- Open Chrome.
- Select More Passwords and autofill Google Password Manager.
- On the left, select Checkup.
- Open Chrome.
- Select More Settings Privacy and security.
- Under “Privacy and security,” select Security.
- Turn on Warn you if passwords are exposed in a data breach.
- You can find this option under “Standard protection.”
- If you opt in to Enhanced protection, this option is on by default.
If you’re on a mobile device, learn more about how to check saved passwords and get automatic warnings.