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Google rolls out extra password security to Chrome for Windows

Matt Brian, @m4tt

When Google finally relented and tightened Chrome security in order to better protect user passwords, it was available only to Mac users. As spotted by Chrome enthusiast François Beaufort, that feature has now come to Windows, and asks users to authenticate themselves before they can access saved credentials inside their browser. Previously, users could access a plaintext list of saved passwords by pointing the browser at "chrome://settings/passwords," offering easy access to a third party if their computer was left unattended. While the feature has yet to make it to public version of the browser, its inclusion in the latest Chromium builds for Windows and Mac suggests it won't be long until password-protected passwords roll out to all.

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