Launched a company Google, on Tuesday, version 86 of the web browser application (Chrome) for Android, Mac, Windows and Linux systems, and it comes with a number of additions that focus on enhancing user security, in addition to some stability improvements.
Google has launched a number of new security features in the desktop version of the web browser, and now they are available for mobile devices with Chrome 86.
One of those security features is: Password Checkup, which analyzes saved credentials to find out if passwords were stolen in a leak. This feature has become available in the Chrome browser on both Android and iOS systems.
The Enhanced Safe Browsing feature shares “uncommon URLs” in real time with Google to alert the user when they are about to visit a phishing site or encounter malware. Given that the optional mode comes to the Android system with this version, the company noticed a “20 percent decrease in the number of users who write their passwords on phishing sites.”
With the new version, too, Apple’s Face ID or Touch ID security features, or even a phone passcode, can be used as an authentication method to auto-fill in passwords in iOS. In July, the company added a similar feature to Android for passwords.
Google encourages websites to use example.com/.well-known/change-password as a URL scheme. This scheme allows the default password manager to display a large button that allows users to quickly change their password after a credential has been compromised.
Long URLs that include the correct page name are often used to trick people into thinking they are on a legitimate site. To combat this popular phishing, Chrome 86 will only test the recordable bandwidth of the address bar. And users will have an option to see the full URL.
Chrome 86 also features new “security advice” for sites with URLs that appear “very similar” to those of other sites. In order to combat plagiarism, Google will display to users the phrase: “Did you mean …?” In order to warn him to verify the name of the address before continuing.