The latest Chrome update is a good one. Google has added some useful new password protections to its popular Chrome browser.
More, it will force users to change bad behavior. Whenever you log into a website with the same password or email address as you’ve already used for another online account, Google will flag-up the potential security risk. Google Chrome can also now inform you as soon as your password crops-up in a batch of leaked data shared online by criminals. The feature can be enabled and disabled in the sync settings in Chrome. Google is also boosting is phishing protections. Chrome already flags-up any suspicious phishing sites, but Google says it’s improving the process behind the scenes to make it more accurate.
Chrome will now anonymously check the URL of any websites you visit that aren’t on its safe-list. This new process has resulted in a 30 percent increase in protection as users are now warned about newly discovered malicious sites as soon as possible. Google Chrome should update itself automatically. If not, to verify the browser version, the user must click on the three-dots in the top right-hand corner of any browser window and click on Settings in the dropdown.
When devices were updated to Chrome 79, web apps and WebView applications had some (or all) local data deleted. While the data is still technically intact, since Chrome didn't delete old data after the migration, there's no way to access it right now. Google confirmed that it has paused Chrome 79's rollout on Android at 50%, and is currently considering a fix.