How to Check for Leaked Passwords in Microsoft Edge

Windows 11/10 has a built-in Microsoft Edge browser with an integrated feature to check for leaked passwords. This function checks against databases on the Internet of stolen passwords. If this leaked database contains your password that is stored in the browser, the Edge browser will notify you about this so that the user can change the current password. By default, the feature for checking leaked passwords in Edge is disabled, and you need to enable it.

Leaked Passwords in Microsoft Edge

How Enable Monitoring of Leaked Passwords in Edge?

1. Open the Microsoft Edge browser, click on the ellipsis in the upper right corner, and select Settings.

2. Select Profiles and on the right click on Passwords.

3. Enable the “Show alerts when passwords are found in an online leak” check box.

4. If you want to manually view the theft of passwords, then click the side arrow in the item View results.

5. Scroll down and click on the Run Check Now button.

6. The saved passwords in the Edge browser will be verified against databases of leaked passwords on the Internet. If the password is found in the database, you will be prompted to change it.

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