Password Monitor notifies a user if any of their online passwords have been compromised or exposed on the Dark Web, by periodically scanning a user’s stored passwords and checking these against known third-party data breaches.
Should a breach be detected, users are then able to take prompt action to update their passwords.
The feature aims to prevent data breaches and keeps users safe beyond the first line of defence, and thanks to pioneering cryptography technology, the new feature prevents Microsoft and any third parties from learning a user’s password. Clever, eh?
Safeguarding passwords in Microsoft Edge couldn’t be simpler. To enable Password Monitor, follow these simple steps:
Once Password Monitor has been enabled, the tool will regularly scan for any compromised passwords, and notify you if any potential security breaches have been detected. To check for any compromised passwords:
For more information on Microsoft Edge’s Password Monitor, click here.
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