Checking for Compromised Passwords with Edge Chromium

Written by Eric Wyatt (last updated May 17, 2021)

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With more and more passwords being used today, a growing problem is the use of the same password on different sites. It is often tempting for "ease-of-use" purposes to resort to using the same password over and over. The problem with this is that if your account information is compromised on one site, it can expose your access on other sites. Edge Chromium (Edge) has a built-in utility to monitor your password to see if it has been already compromised or stolen from other sites.

Let's set up Edge to inform you if your password has potentially been compromised:

  1. Open Edge and, in the address bar, type (without quotes) "edge://settings/passwords" and press Enter. Edge shows the Profiles/Password section of Edge's browser settings.
  2. Turn on the toggle for "Show alerts when passwords are found in an online leak." When activated, Edge shows a "View Results" option.
  3. Click the "View Results" option. Edge loads the Password/Fix Leaked Password section of the Edge browser settings.
  4. Press the "Scan Now" button. Edge compares your saved passwords to lists of compromised passwords and lists them with a "Change Now" label.
  5. Change any passwords that Edge has identified as needing to be changed.

Using the Fix Leaked Passwords feature with Edge will help keep your passwords safe. Staying on top of potentially compromised passwords can save you from future problems.

 This tip (13860) applies to Windows 10.

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2021-05-17 12:43:47

Tomek

I have four browsers installed om my computer, an while I prefer Firefox i use all of them for different purposes.
I tried this tip and got the result of:
Leaked Passwords Scan failed. Please try again later

Does Edge only scan for passwords that saved within Edge? I have only two passwords saved in Edge.


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