Data breaches happen all the time. When they do, it’s invariably bad, with countless people ensnared. The MySpace breach, for example, impacted nearly 360 million. LinkedIn impacted 165 million more. One tool helping to mitigate the aftermath is Okta’s new Chrome plugin, PassProtect.
If you’re using a risky password, it’ll let you know, so you can instead choose something more secure. Here’s how it looks:
The tool itself uses k-anonymity techniques to ensure that your password isn’t transmitted across the Internet while the plugin checks it against the HIBP API.