Part of a safe browsing experience is keeping track of the websites you visit and the resources you receive for the software. Fishing traps and other attempts to infiltrate malicious schemes lurk in every corner.
The browser is probably the most important tool as the gateway to the WWW, and it can be a valuable help in protecting you from unpleasant surprises. Last year, Google already offered “extended secure browsing”, which is available under chrome: // settings / security Let’s run.
About 75% of all extensions in the Chrome Web Store are insecure
With that now Update announced This function automatically disables all extensions that are classified as unsafe. This affects three-quarters of all extensions listed in the Chrome Web Store.
But this number should grow soon. All you have to do is follow the Chrome Web Store developer program policies. However, it may take months for new developers to meet these requirements.
According to Google, users with advanced Safe Browsing enabled are 35 percent less likely to be victims of phishing than those who do not take this precaution. The number of malicious extensions disabled by Chrome has increased by 81% by 2020.
Send suspicious files for safe browsing
Another feature now introduced is the ability to send suspicious files to Google Safe Browser for analysis. If you think this is unsafe, Chrome will temporarily stop downloading files.
If the risk is underestimated, there is a warning with the option to send the file for safe browsing. After a short wait, the results will be announced. If you trust the source and think the alarm is wrong, you can still download the file.
Update on Chrome 91
This update is to be distributed on the ground in both Chrome 91 and the computer and smartphone version.