Google Chrome now offers phishing and malware protection


For those prioritizing a secure browsing experience, here’s some promising news: Google has announced that Chrome users utilizing the safe browsing mode will now receive automated protection against phishing, malware, and malicious sites.

Google, renowned for its commitment to user security and privacy, has introduced this enhancement to ensure that Chrome Browser users can navigate the web without compromising their privacy.

Considering the current landscape, with Alphabet Inc.’s subsidiary operating Android on over 5 billion devices globally, the rapid evolution of threats necessitates continuous innovation in protection features.

According to a recent threat report, Chrome regularly compares visited websites with a blacklist of unsafe sites. This comparison occurs approximately every 10 to 13 minutes during browsing sessions, preventing users from accessing potentially harmful websites or providing alerts about potential threats.

While some web developers express concerns about the browser’s practice of caching frequently visited websites, citing potential privacy breaches, this feature actually facilitates quicker website loading for users.

It’s important to note that the Google Safe Browsing update applies to Chrome users on both desktop and iOS devices.

Additionally, Google has introduced a “Help Me Write” feature for all Chrome users. This feature suggests text based on the context of the user’s search or the content they’re reading, aiding in the composition of better reviews and inquiries. Initially available only in English, it’s expected that other widely spoken languages like French and Spanish will be added in the coming months.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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