Google's 'Password Alert' Chrome extension helps protect your Google account from phishing attacks

With the Password Alert Chrome extension installed, users entering their Google account password anywhere other than will receive a popup warning them that their password has just been exposed and they should reset it immediately. Additionally, Password Alert will also try to warn you that you're on a fake Google sign-in page before you enter your password:

Password Alert also tries to detect fake Google sign-in pages to alert you before you've typed in your password. To do so, Password Alert checks the HTML of each page you visit to see if it's impersonating a Google sign-in page.

While it only works with Google account passwords, this still looks like a pretty great extension nonetheless. If you'd like to check out Password Alert, you can grab it now from the source link below.

Source: Chrome Web Store

Dan Thorp-Lancaster