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Your Windows PC could be hacked in SECONDS – use this genius Apple trick to lock it down now

YOUR Windows PC just got a powerful new tool that can help protect you from hackers.

It comes in the form of a password manager that Apple recently unlocked with an update rolled out to its iCloud app on Microsoft’s operating system.

Your Windows PC just got a powerful new tool that can help protect you from hackers

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Your Windows PC just got a powerful new tool that can help protect you from hackersCredit: Getty – Contributor

The upgrade finally allows the password manager, called iCloud keychain, to work on Windows PCs for the first time.

The handy software has been available on iPhone, iPad and Apple Mac computers for years.

To get keychain on your Windows PC, you’ll need to ensure your iCloud for Windows is updated to version 12.5.

To do so, head to the Microsoft Store to download the latest version of the software. You can find it on Microsoft’s website, here.

WHAT IS ICLOUD KEYCHAIN?

Every iPhone, iPad, Apple Mac – and now Windows PC – has a powerful tool that makes it tricky for hackers to hijack your accounts.

It’s called the iCloud Keychain – and lets you quickly and easily block cyber crooks from snooping on you.

We’re constantly told to choose complicated passwords – but that’s difficult with so many accounts.

iCloud Keychain remembers the passwords you type on your phone, encrypts them, and stores them in the cloud.

It allows you to choose very strong passwords without having to remember them – your device will automatically enter them for you at log in.

This is one of the best defences against hackers.

“iCloud Keychain remembers things so that you don’t have to,” Apple explains.

“It auto-fills your information – like your Safari usernames and passwords, credit cards, Wi-Fi networks and social log-ins – on any device that you approve.

“iCloud Keychain stores your passwords and credit card information in such a way that Apple cannot read or access them.”

Apple password manager 'iCloud keychain' has been available on iPhone for years and now also works on your Windows PC

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Apple password manager ‘iCloud keychain’ has been available on iPhone for years and now also works on your Windows PCCredit: Alamy

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