A new study by Google found that approximately 1.5 percent of all sign-ins used across the web involved credentials that have been already hacked. The findings come from a telemetry analysis of its Password Check Chrome browser extension that it launched earlier this year. Google is presenting details of the study this week at the USENIX Security Symposium in Santa Clara, California. “We scanned 21 million usernames and passwords and flagged over 316,000 as unsafe — 1.5 percent of sign-ins scanned by the extension,” the search giant said. “By alerting users to this breach status, 26 percent of our warnings…

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