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Google’s Password Alert – useful defence against phishing or psychological crutch?

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May
2015
Google’s Password Alert – useful defence against phishing or psychological crutch?

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experts have offered a mixed assessment of ’s new Alert security, a Chrome extension designed to make it harder for phishing sites to steal Google account credentials by impersonating the search giant’s login page.

The principle behind it is straightforward enough; if a user enters their Google password into a site that isn’t Google’s a warning message flashes on screen (see above) telling them that it has been exposed and suggesting a reset.

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