The Chrome browser ‘Password Checker’ was created so users could check their password(s) against the Troy Hunt’s pwnedpasswords API (v2), to see if that password(s) had been compromised in a previous data breach.

You may be thinking that the next logical step would be to reset the exposed password(s), right?

However, shockingly, this has been proven to not always be the case.

With a ¼ of the users completely ignoring the notifications and only 26% of them resulting in a password change, it didn’t really have the desired effect the creators had hoped for.

But Google is optimistic that the extension will benefit everyone who uses their browser.

Here’s a link to the extension if you are interested in testing your own passwords.