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Chrome will display a critical security warning on your phone that you must NOT ignore

GOOGLE Chrome is taking the fight against password hackers to the next level with a new feature coming to smartphones.

Mobile phones with the popular web browser installed will now receive an important warning if their password has been compromised.

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What special popup looks likePhoto credit: @MaxWinebach

Details are checked against known data breaches, so you don’t want to ignore this.

Google has been doing this with Chrome on computers for quite some time, but this is the first time we’ve seen it on mobile.

The law firm’s Google Assistant does the work for you, suggesting a new password and keeping it safe.

Google Assistant is getting a lot smarter these days thanks to new technologies that allow it to take on tedious life tasks such as reading. B. ringing a restaurant bell so you can make a reservation.

The new feature was first spotted by Max Weinbachwho shared it on Twitter.

Google first introduced the new option last year.

Ironically, it came to light right on World Password Day on May 5th.

The event aims to promote the importance of secure passwords.

Weak passwords are one of the easiest ways for hackers to gain access to your accounts, commit fraud and steal hard-earned money.

“Passwords — while designed to give you access to online worlds while protecting your information — are often at the forefront of cyberattacks,” warned Karim Toubba, head of password manager LastPass.

“And while we continue to find that consumers and businesses are not taking the appropriate steps to protect their passwords, it’s more important than ever that everyone takes their online security more seriously.”

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New research from TalkTalk shows that 43 percent of Brits use personal information such as birthdays, family names or pet names when setting passwords.

And more than a quarter of Britons have just one password, or a variant of a password, that they use for all online profiles.

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