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Chrome add-on stops scammers from getting your Google password

No matter how diligent you are about watching for scam sites trying to swipe your password, there's always the chance that a very convincing page will trick you into handing over the goods. Thankfully, Google just gave you a safety net: its new Password Alert extension for Chrome will warn you if you've reused your Google password on another site. You can ignore the warning if you're not worried, but you'll also have an option of resetting your password right away if you realize that you've made a mistake. It's a small add-on, but it might save you in a moment of weakness... or at least, remind you to spice up your password choices now and then.