Chrome is fast becoming one of the most used browser around the globe. Currently, it has taken the lead on Mozilla Firefox and is now contesting Microsoft’s Internet Explorer for the top spot. The reason why it has become so wildly popular is because it offers speed, is very, very light and Google keeps rolling out newer versions and better features for it. For instance, we have been told by Google now that the company is working on introducing a built-in strong password generator in Chrome.
This password generator will automatically generated strong passwords for the use and suggest it to them. The user will then have the choice of selecting the suggested password or giving their own password. According to Google, “Chrome’s long term solution to this problem is browser sign in plus OpenID. While implementing browser sign in is something that we can control, getting most sites on the internet to use OpenID will take a while. In the meantime it would be nice to have a way to achieve the same affect of having the browser control authentication. Currently you can mostly achieve this goal through Password Manager and Browser Sync, but users still know their passwords so they are still susceptible to phishing. By having Chrome generate passwords for users, we can remove this problem.”
When a user reaches the sign up page, Chrome will automatically place a key icon in the password box. When the user clicks that, it will reveal a strong password as a suggestion which the user may or may not choose.
However, Chrome will also automatically save the password in Password manager and that can, in turn, make a user being forced to use Chrome only if he forgets his password. In this way, although this is a very useful feature, it can make users highly dependent on Chrome for the security of their online accounts.