How to Enable the New Password Monitor in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is the latest browser that receives a password monitor, and users running the Canary and Dev builds can give it a try right now.

First and foremost, why do you need a password monitor right in the browser?

The answer is as simple as it could be. Such a feature allows the application to check your passwords and determine whether they’ve been included in a breach, in which case your accounts might be exposed. So the password monitor warns you when this happens, prompting you to change the password as soon as possible.

Microsoft explains that such a feature comes in handy especially as many people keep using the same password over and over again, despite being advised against doing it.

“Hackers use automated scripts to try different stolen username and password combinations to hijack people’s accounts. When an account is taken over, its owner can be the target of fraudulent transactions, identity theft, illegal fund transfers, or other illegal activit… (read more)
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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.