Faced with the increasingly advanced (and numerous) techniques of hackers, users are constantly looking for new ways to protect themselves. To help Internet users, Google will launch a new tool that will help in the fight against piracy.
Called Duplex, it will automatically change the passwords of hacked accounts. Until now, in case of fraudulent intrusion, Google Chrome warned the account holder by means of a pop-up. From now on, it will also offer an additional option to allow Google Assistant to change the password. He can then integrate and store it.
A tool already known, but now accessible
Duplex had already been introduced by Google in 2021 during its last developer conference. From now on, Duplex on the Web seems available for all Internet users as revealed by an Internet user on Twitter
On this screenshot, we can see a window offering the option of changing the password after the detection of a security breach.
Only available on Google Chrome, this tool could allow you to protect yourself more quickly in the event of a cyberattack or hacking. Along the same lines, Android Police says Google Assistant can also help users manually check for compromised passwords. Via the browser menu, via “Settings” then “Password”, it is possible to access “Verify the password”: in the event of hacking, it is then possible to opt for “Modify the password”.
Obviously, if these tools come to support Internet users, caution is always required when using their computer or smartphone in order to keep their data protected.