How to use Google's password manager

Google calls this service the Google Password Manager. • Microsoft Cloud Gaming is about to get mouse and keyboard support • Chrome version 103 is here • Tiktok’s PWA is a great example of how to leverage modern web technology • Google Password Manager gains on-device encryption, home screen shortcut • Google News Material You redesign officially goes live for everyone Finally, as spotted by 9to5, Google will be replacing the standard password manager on Android Chrome with the more robust and native-looking Google Password Manager. Today, when Chrome saves your password, it uses “standard password encryption,” which google explains stores your encryption key in your Google account. Once you set up on-device encryption, it cannot be removed, and according to Google, “Over time, this security measure will be set up for everyone to help protect password security.” According to 9to5Google, users can already initiate the process to set up on-device encryption via the desktop or mobile Chrome browser as well as the Password Manager website or built-in Android experience (more on that below). If available, you should see an option to “Set up on-device encryption.” Similarly, you can check on your Android device by opening Password Manager, tapping Settings, then looking for the on-device encryption option. As Chrome users, we are all familiar with its built-in password manager and how handy it can be for auto-filling saved passwords for us without much fuss. You can now access the Google Password Manager at any time using that shortcut, which will use your device’s biometrics or screen lock for authentication. (Chrome Unboxed). Continue reading.

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