Saturday, May 02, 2015

Users should consider Chrome extension to protect Google password use on non-Google sites

Webroot is recommending that Google Chrome users download the new Chrome extension that warns them when their Google account passwords are used to sign on to non-Google sites, as in this story.  It's not clear whether 2-step logon would occur.  Google's own explanation is here. 
I’ve noticed that it is common for many sites (like ticket vendors) to allow users to sign on with their Facebook or Google accounts rather than specific accounts for those vendors.  Maybe that’s a little dangerous (first of all, it can announce when you won’t be home).  On the other hand, when you buy a ticket to a film festival showing, you always get directed to a ticket vendor, and sometimes you don’t even remember you have an account and have trouble getting the password back. 

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