Google on Tuesday released the latest version of its browser, Chrome 79, which is targeted at users of Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS, Android and iOS. As usual, the new version brings bug fixes as well as new security features, as well as preventive measures to help the user with personal data issues.
Some of them can also be used without internet connection available.
Chrome 79 has updated the browser with built-in support for the password verification tool, malicious website "blacklist" updated in real time via the secure browsing API, general availability of phishing protections, "content" HTTPS upload ban mixed, "tab freeze support, a new user interface for the Chrome Sync profile section, and support for a cache engine to go back or forward in your browsing history (which will make pages load faster).
About password verification, the browser received Password Checkup, an online service through which Google takes all of your passwords synced with Chrome and checks if any of them have already been leaked through other online services. Until then, password verification was just an extension of Chrome, but from Chrome 79 onwards users will have access to the password verification feature built into Chrome itself. To use it, Chrome users must be signed in to their Google account in their browser.
Chrome's safe navigation system has long been managed by an API. Through this tool, Chrome would download a list of known invalid websites every 30 minutes. When a user visited a site, for example, Chrome would check the URL in this list of malicious sites that were stored locally in all users' browsers.
Because of this 30-minute update time, many malicious websites have found an opportunity to change their online domains faster. Because of this loophole, Chrome 79 will receive a new option in the "Sync and Google Services" section that will allow users to enable scanning for dangerous sites in real time.
Chrome 79 will also feature Predictive Phishing, now available for everything. The tool warns users when they may be entering passwords on suspicious phishing sites. The feature will be available for all usernames and passwords stored in the Chrome password database, whether or not the user is using Sync.
Another good Chrome 79 browser update is the cosmetic change in the drop down section of the user profile. See below for the profile design:
Via: ZD Net
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