Chrome 79 is the new version of google chrome browser that is featured to provide timely phishing alerts and enhanced password protection for the users. According to the news, the new chrome version will inform the user if their password gets stolen.
Whenever a user logs in a website with the password that has been already compromised then the chrome will warn the user and will suggest the user change the password immediately. but this feature will work when the user has already saved his password and username on the browser. The present feature is also applicable to the passwords synced across the devices. The feature will roll out for both mobile and web versions of chrome 79.
This new feature has been launched as an extension of the version that was launched in February of this year. The present is known as a password extension feature and the user will get to know whenever their password gets hacked. In the month of October, Google has decided to back-in password check-up to the google account of the users. But now, the feature has been assimilated in the chrome browser itself. The current feature is available in the Google services settings and in sync.
As it was discussed earlier, the present feature will gradually roll out for all chrome users who have signed in to the browser.
The passwords and username of the user get stored in the browser whenever a user signs in the chrome. Then google does cross-check the password with its list of passwords that have been compromised. Intersectional binding is used to perform these searches by google. Improved phishing protection along with better password protection has been introduced through this feature.
The chrome is featured to warn the user when he or she browses a website that is known for phishing. Google maintains a list of unsafe sites and it refreshes it and adds new entries every 30 minutes. But the sites use some other tactics to surpass the enlisting of Google’s crawlers, they usually change the domain and use other methods but still, the phishing warnings tends to give 30% better results than before. As in google words, the new feature will also check and improve how the chrome shows a particular profile.