All Need to Know the New Security Features on Google Chrome #Article

All Need to Know the New Security Features on Google Chrome #Article

Google recently announced new improvements to Google Chrome's privacy and protection which will make handling of cookies and permissions more feasible. The updates also include a safe search feature, a new customizable DNS and a feature that will inform you if any of your saved passwords have been updated.

Read on to find out how you can allow new updates in your Chrome browser.

Cookies


With the latest update, you will be able to control your cookies more easily than before, and also exclude cookies from third parties. What you have to do is click on the three dots at the top right corner and go to the settings, then you'll find 'Switch on sync' under the 'You and Google' section where you can sync bookmarks, history, passwords, etc.

Secure DNS


Google Chrome now upgrades to DNS-over-HTTPS automatically and allows you to configure another DNS in the Advanced Security section. Alternatively, this feature can be deactivated if you wish.

From the Settings go to 'Privacy and Security,' where you can find the option to turn on or off protected DNS. You can customize your DNS Provider from the same section too.

Saved Passwords


A new security review tool has been introduced by Google to recognise if any passwords you saved on Chrome are compromised and allow you to update them. Go from the settings to the 'Security Check Tool' and press 'Scan Now,' to search for compromised passwords. Google will highlight and give you the opportunity to review and update any compromised passwords.

Safe Browsing Tool


Google says its new Secure Browsing Tool will provide you with enhanced security from ransomware, phishing, and other web threats. Using Enhanced Safe Browsing will send URLs of some of the pages you visit to Google when your protection is at risk. However, it's important to remember that this will give Google some of your info, too.


In Settings, go to 'Privacy and Security' to activate Safe Browsing, where you can turn on and off the Safe Browsing feature.

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