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New Chrome extension aims to protect Google passwords, foil phishers

Hackers often gain access to accounts by stealing password through nefarious means. The new Password Alert Chrome browser extension helps deter bad guys by discouraging people from reusing their Google passwords on other sites and detecting phishing attacks.
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Matt Kapko has been writing about technology since before the dawn of the iPhone, and covering media well before it was social. Matt lives with his wife in a nearly century-old craftsman in Long Beach, Calif. He can be reached on Twitter: @mattkapko or by email: matt@kapko.co.