If Chrome for Android users visit a site where they enter passwords, Chrome will isolate that site from all the other tabs in a separate Android process, keeping the user's data safe from Spectre-like attacks, Google said today.#technology #internet #Google #Android #Chrome #security
A serious flaw in Google Keystone, which controls Chrome updates, is capable of doing major damage to macOS file systems on some computers and has been linked to data corruption that struck Hollywood video editors and others on Monday evening, Variety reported.https://gizmodo.com/whoops-google-says-mysterious-wave-of-unbootable-macs-1838430057
Initially, blame for the corrupted file systems was largely directed at Avid and its Media Composer software, which was identified as a common link by film and TV editors who said they could not reboot their Mac Pros after shutdown. But on Tuesday evening, Google told users via its support forums that it had “recently discovered that a Chrome update may have shipped with a bug that damages the file system on MacOS machines” and “paused the release while we finalize a new update that addresses the problem.”
Early this year, Google introduced the Password Checkup extension to its Chrome web browser, enabling users to automatically detect if the login details used online have been compromised.#technology #internet #Google #Chrome #security
New research from the tech giant has found that, in just the first month of the extension operating, 1.5% of the users (316,000) that installed and used the extension were using logins known to be unsafe – but Google is looking to change that.
You can already use your Google Account to sync your Chrome bookmarks, browsing history and preferences between devices, but now Google is adding another feature: the ability to sync your clipboard.This will allow you to copy content on one device, and paste it into another, eliminating the need to jot details like addresses or directions down on paper, or create a file in Google Docs.
If you use Google Chrome, you might notice your address bar (or the 'omnibox' as Google calls it) looking a bit less busy than usual. That's because the browser is chopping what Google calls 'trivial subdomains' off URLs, including 'www' and 'https' prefixes, and 'm' for mobile sites.Looks like a good argument for abandoning it, if you ask me.
You’ve been using Chrome for a while now, and the extension you just installed tells you that to complete the installation you need to restart Chrome. You might delay restarting Chrome since the tabs you have open are too essential to close at that time.#technology #computing #web #browser #Chrome
Thanks to a trick Chrome has, you’ll be able to restart Chrome without the fear of losing all your tabs. Even if the tabs you closed are from a previous session, Chrome still offers the possibility of recovering those as well.
The desktop version of Google Chrome’s browser is getting a reader mode, which can be used to strip out a page’s unnecessary background clutter to make an article easier to read. ZDNet notes that the feature launched today in Chrome’s experimental Canary release, and it should make its way to more stable versions of the browser in the future.Just when you decide not to use Chrome, it get a Reader mode. Oh, wait...
Reader modes have become a standard browser feature. Safari added its reader mode in 2010, Firefox added one in 2017, and Microsoft’s Edge browser has had one since at least 2015. All three allow you to change the color of the background of the page and adjust the font size to whatever is most comfortable to read.#technology #computing #web #Google #Chrome