How does Google know all my passwords?

Discussion in 'IT & Internet' started by Ian J, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. bluenun

    bluenun UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    What you may also want to check - is have your usernames / password being pwned
    https://haveibeenpwned.com/

    Sites you have been using may have suffered a data breach and your usernames / password being sold on / published. If they are similar in nature - then attempts will be made to hack them. It happened to the Mrs on eBay - she has since been through the bluenun re education program and passed with flying colours :)
     
    Posted: Sep 4, 2020 By: bluenun Member since: Dec 11, 2008
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  2. JezDonnel

    JezDonnel UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    That's how the ecosystem works and a little tick at the bottom of the page that you agree without reading can give them all the information. syncing with a mobile device is most probably the cause. From my perspective, they already control out life and the fact that Google knows our passwords isn't so surprising. More than this, it's good to know that your passwords are weak and you have to change them.
     
    Posted: Sep 9, 2020 By: JezDonnel Member since: Jun 30, 2020
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  3. Ian J

    Ian J Factoring Specialist Full Member - Verified Business

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    I have just changed all my passwords from "123456789" to "password" so I should be safe now :D
     
    Posted: Sep 9, 2020 By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
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  4. Naheed Mir

    Naheed Mir UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Google Chrome browser is used by 55 percent of the world's total internet population. Whenever you enter your details on a site, Chrome will ask you to save it or not. When you click on save it, your details are saved. Chrome stores login details like usernames, passwords, and it can be easily retrieved.
     
    Posted: Sep 15, 2020 at 12:30 PM By: Naheed Mir Member since: Aug 10, 2020
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