SaaS Security Tip: Compromised Passwords

check for compromised passwords

Google Chrome browser has an easy way to check if your passwords have been compromised.

Even if you have the best validated CMMS system, or other FDA compliant software, don’t let a compromised password ruin your day!  If your system is web-based, there is an easy way to check for some types of compromised passwords.   Although there are probably many other Saas security and data recovery systems in place, it is good practice to keep your passwords confidential.

At GxPReady, we take your data security seriously, and all passwords are encrypted.  However, there is an easy way to check if there is a known compromise of an existing password used through Google Chrome that can happen for reasons other than a server breach.

Check for compromised passwords to help you maintain security of web-based systems with the Chrome Compromised Passwords tool.

To use this tool:

  1. Click on the three vertical dots in the upper right of the Chrome header.
  2. Select “Settings”
  3. Select “Passwords”
  4. Select “Check Passwords”
  5. The browser will indicate if a password is known to have been compromised and the approximate timeframe as to when it occurred.
  6. Log into the system and change the password to a new, secure value.

This is an easy way to help improve the integrity of your passwords.  You might be surprised what comes up.  Use this and other on-line tools from reputable companies to help you keep access to your data secure.  Do not share your passwords, login names, or login URL with any on line sites.  No reputable security site should request this information.

Contact us at [email protected] for additional information on this and other SaaS Security Tips.