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Chrome will now provide its desktop users with real-time phishing protection created to alert them when visiting malicious sites and will first be available to all users with the "Make searches and browsing better" setting enabled - requires one to allow the browser to anonymously collect data about visited sites. In October, Google integrated this Password Checkup into the Google Account, making it accessible from passwords.google.com.
Although version 79 of Chrome is expected out today for most devices, Chrome OS 79 won't likely drop until next week according to the Chromium Dash Calendar. It can be controlled in the "Sync and Google Services" section of Chrome's Settings.
Google says the database has over 4 billion such breached username and password combinations. "Chrome has safety protections built-in, and now we're expanding those protections further". The data is encrypted with a secret key known only to Chrome, so no one - including Google - can derive your username or password.
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This feature warns "users who are syncing history in Chrome when they enter their Google Account password into suspected phishing sites that try to steal their credentials".
If the site is not on its "safe-list" Google said it will automatically reference the URL to determine if it's unsafe.
Google is also adding real-time phishing protection to Chrome on desktop. Now, Chrome will anonymously check the URL of websites you visit that aren't on its safe-list (a local list of thousands of popular websites known to be safe). Now it will protect whether you've turned sync on or not.
Lastly, if you're someone who shares a computer/browser with another person, Google is making it easier to spot whose account you're logged into. You can also use this icon to switch between available profiles. Now, though, Google Chrome will let you know in real-time if you need to update your credentials. It's being rolled out, to start with, for everyone signed in to Chrome as a part of "Safe Browsing" protections. Enter your email to be subscribed to our newsletter.
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