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Android is integrating Chrome's Password Checkup tool

Android is integrating Chrome's Password Checkup tool

Google has formally announced a slew of Android and Google apps features today, and among them is a neat new security tool for anyone who uses Google's autofill password manager on Chrome and Android. The company has added Chrome's Password Checkup to the operating system, checking your app logins against known breaches. The autofill tool is also getting support for password generation and biometric authentication.

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Google Autofill on Android can require biometric authentication now

Google Autofill on Android can require biometric authentication now

It's been a couple of years since the Autofill API was added to Android and you've been able to use Google or other password managers to fill in your credentials and log in to apps. However, while most third-party password apps require you to verify your identity before releasing your details to another app, Google's autofill just surrendered those details willy-nilly as long as your phone was unlocked. That's not so secure. A recent change to Play Services fixes that by letting you require an on-the-spot authentication before Google autofills the data fields.

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