Google enhances Chrome security


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Google has recently announced several security enhancements to its Chrome web browser. This includes an automatic upgrade of all URLs from “http” to “https”. With this new addition, the company has now added automatic encryption and enhanced user privacy. This means that 100% of insecure HTTP requests are automatically upgraded to HTTPS, which is a more secure protocol.

Chrome security

Secure by default

Chrome is secure by default, protecting users from dangerous and deceptive sites that might steal their passwords or infect their computers. Advanced technologies, such as site isolation, sandboxing, and predictive phishing protections, keep users and their data safe. Chrome gets updated automatically every six weeks, so users always get the latest security features and fixes. And for important security bugs, Google pushes out a fix within 24 hoursā€”no action is needed from the user.

Passwords protection

Google is now extending predictive phishing protection for websites that may trigger phishing. Now, Google will be protecting users’ Google Account password when they sign in to Chrome, even if Sync is not enabled. In addition, this feature will now work for all the passwords stored in Chrome’s password manager. Hundreds of millions more users will now benefit from the new warnings.

Real-time phishing protection

Google provides real-time phishing protections on desktops, which users can avail of by enabling the “Make searches and browsing better” setting in Chrome. This feature helps protect users from phishing attacks by warning them when they visit a website that may be trying to steal their personal information.

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Safe Browsing

With Safe Browsing, users get alerts about malware, risky extensions, phishing, or sites on Google’s list of potentially unsafe sites. Chrome offers a high level of protection from malicious websites, but users should still use their best judgment when browsing online.

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HTTPS-First mode

Chrome’s HTTPS-First mode automatically upgrades all URLs from “http” to “https” to add automatic encryption and enhance user privacy. This feature also ensures that 100% of insecure HTTP requests automatically upgrade to HTTPS, which is a more secure protocol.

On-device encryption for passwords

Once on-device encryption is active, users can use their Google password or the screen lock on compatible phones or tablets to unlock their password. This type of encryption means that only the user has the key to unlock their passwords.

Safety Check

Chrome’s Safety Check can confirm the overall security and privacy of users’ browsing experiences. It informs users if any of the passwords they have in Chrome are unsafe. It also flags dangerous extensions and helps users ensure that their security protections are up to date.

Final Words

Google Chrome provides several security features that help protect users from various online threats. With its automatic upgrade of all URLs from “http” to “https” and real-time phishing protection, Chrome ensures that users’ browsing experience is safe and secure. Users can also use Chrome’s Safety Check to confirm the overall security and privacy of their browsing experience.

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