'Change Your Password' Prompt in Chrome
If you receive the above 'Change your password' prompt when registering your access code or signing into your Connect For Education account, please note that this does not indicate any type of data breach on the Connect For Education websites. Instead, this message is a result of security measures implemented by Google Chrome. As internet browsers work on increasing security measures, Chrome now checks password breach databases to determine whether your selected password has ever been used in a breach across different websites. If your selected password is flagged as having been previously in a breach (and is therefore potentially vulnerable), Chrome will now encourage you to change your password as it is a known password from a breached site.
For additional information on this new measure, please feel free to check out Google's 'Better password protections in Chrome - How it works' article here.