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Google Estimates 1.5% of Web Logins Exposed in Data Breaches

A new Google report based on data recorded by the Password Checkup browser extension for Chrome shows that 1.5% of web logins involved credentials that have been exposed in a data breach.

The extension anonymously checks hashes against a massive database of credentials that have been compromised in a breach. While users are urged to change their password if they are using one that has been exposed, only 26% of those warnings resulted in password changes. 60% of password changes lead to the use of a more secure password, while a weaker password was chosen in 6% of cases.

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