Change your Google settings on Android now or it could cost you

ALL Android phone owners can fix a major cybersecurity bug in seconds.

It could save you from devastating and costly hacker attack.

Make sure your Android phone is locked


Make sure your Android phone is lockedCredit: Google/Android

One of the main entry points for hackers is using a leaked or plain password.

So if you reuse passwords regularly or choose simple phrases that are easy to guess, you could be hacked very easily.

One way to avoid this is to use a password manager — and thankfully, Google offers one through Chrome.

A password manager stores your passwords in your Google account, so you don’t have to remember them all.

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This means you can use very complicated and unique passwords for each of your online logins.

It might save you from being hacked one day.

How to save passwords across devices

First go into your Settings app and enable syncing in Chrome on Android.

Then sign in to Chrome on your computer as well.

Now go to your Android phone and open Settings.

Then go to Google > Manage Google Account.

Scroll to the top and then tap Security.

Scroll down to Sign in to other websites and tap Password Manager > Settings.

Then turn on the offer to save passwords.

Now when you log into a website on your Android phone and through Chrome in a browser, you can save those passwords.

You can also set up your phone to automatically sign in to websites and apps with your saved information.

Just go into your Android settings and then go to Google > Manage Google Account.

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Scroll all the way to the top, then tap Security, then scroll down to Sign in to other websites.

Now tap on Password Manager > Settings and then turn on automatic login.

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