Google Working on Password Generator for Chrome

Google Working on Password Generator for Chrome

Google is working on a new password manager for its Chrome browser that would also automatically create strong passwords for users.

The new manager is currently in the design phase, but Google has described the process by which it would work.

When a user visits a page that Chrome thinks is asking to set up an account, it will place a key icon in the password field of the registration form. If the person clicks on that key, Chrome will ask the user whether he or she wants it to create a password. If the user says yes, Chrome will generate a password that includes letters, numbers and characters that make it difficult for a hacker to crack and impossible for the user to remember — and ask the user to approve it.

Chrome asks the user to approve the password because it may not jibe with the rules established by the site for a proper password. That means a person may have to modify the password manually before accepting it.

Once the password is accepted, Chrome will sync it with the user’s other devices running the browser — provided the sync feature is activated for the person’s Chrome account.

Google thinks its idea is a good one because if a person doesn’t remember his or her password, then it can’t be given away to phishers and other Net lowlifes.

Google’s ultimate goal is to have browsers authenticate a user’s identity. That would be done through a browser sign-in and something called OpenID. “While implementing browser sign-in is something that we can control, getting most sites on the Internet to use OpenID will take a while,” it said in a company blog. “In the meantime it would be nice to have a way to achieve the same affect of having the browser control authentication.”               More

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