Google's new Password Checkup Chrome extension?


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    Google's new Password Checkup Chrome extension?


    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...jodfhijclecjno

    Came across this for the the first time today. Anyone using this and care to comment? TIA.
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    Ha! Usually you are days if not months ahead of me however your timestamp indicates I have whittled that down now to 3 hours! We'll see how long that lasts : )
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  5. Steve C's Avatar
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    Who is going to trust Google not to store our passwords putting them at risk of being hacked?
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    Hi there

    passwords are so C20 - there's a much better way these days.

    there's actually no reason to store any password on a remote site -- all they need is for decent encryption algorithms which can link your machine to your account (they already have your account details -- pretty silly if a Bank didn't hold those) and then text you a code or a question say about your account that you should be able to answer and then proceed to login.

    The advantage of this is that any would be hacker wouldn't know the question the Bank will ask you and so is absolutely unlikely to supply a correct response.

    While a 2 stage process is in theory more irksome than a password it's actually easier -- less passwords to remember or able to be hacked / cracked. To those who say it's a nuisance having to use a phone when logging on to sites --most people already have them and I can't see too many people using any sort of e-commerce when they don't have a phone.

    Tesco Bank (Tesco Credit Cards) in the UK for example seems to know if you access the Bank on a new device so it's not impossible to do it. The Tesco login also treats a new Virtual Machine as a new device too so while not commenting on the quality or otherwise of the Supermarket itself the Bank seems to have some pretty decent software behind it.

    Obviously not praticable for small sites you only use once or rarely but for common sites that are used a lot such as Banks, Airlines, Amazon, Netflix etc this idea would certainly work.

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    >passwords are so C20

    Actually, now I am more interested in at least to me your obscure? reference : )

    I'm guessing it does not refer to concrete:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C20

    Does it have anything to do with
    cryptocurrency?

    https://coincentral.com/crypto20-beginner-guide/


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    phaedruspress said:
    @@jimbo45

    >passwords are so C20

    Actually, now I am more interested in at least to me your obscure? reference : )

    I'm guessing it does not refer to concrete:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C20

    Does it have anything to do with
    cryptocurrency?

    https://coincentral.com/crypto20-beginner-guide/


    Hi there
    @phaedruspress

    C20 -- 20th (or Last) century !!!!!
    C21 -- 21st Century (current era !!).

    Similarly as I've found out when visiting UK anything HMG (Her majesty's Govt -- not sure if QEII really likes these people but that's the system !!) attempts the locals often describe these as Y3K projects -- I.e it might be implemented by the year 3000 !!!! --

    Other countries probably have the same problem when governments get too much control over infrastructure, health systems, investments etc ---

    OK enough politics. I love UK Premier league (and even the Championship -- that's the league just below the Premier League) football -- the game played with the Round ball and where people actually KICK the thing !!!!! -- not sure how much footwork is in the American game other than running !!!

    Cheers
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