Chromebooks Get First Optimized Browser Alternative

In the world of internet browsers, most people only think of the Big Three: Chrome, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. Occasionally, Firefox gets an honorable mention, but there are a whole raft of smaller browsers out there if you’re looking for an alternative to the majors. Recently, the little Opera browser made a significant change, becoming the first smaller browser to …

Chrome Soon Releasing Feature To Always Use Secure Connections

Recently, Google announced another change to its Chrome browser designed with user security in mind. The company will soon be rolling out an “HTTPS-Only” mode that will help make surfing a safer and more secure experience. The new feature is currently available for preview in the Canary build, Chrome 93, for Windows, Linux, Mac, Chrome OS, and Android systems. Although …

Google Adding Additional Security Feature To Chrome On iOS

Recently, Google made a small but significant change to Chrome for iOS. If you use the browser in that environment, it now allows you to lock your incognito tabs behind a FaceID protection wall, giving you an added layer of security. This new feature makes it much more difficult for people to snoop around on your device and see what …

Google Chrome Speed Will Increase With Update

If you’re one of the legions of users who rely on Google’s Chrome browser when you surf the web, we’ve got great news. As of the release of Chrome 91, it’s about to get a whole lot faster. The engineers behind Chrome’s continued improvement have found a clever ‘cheat’ that makes the browser a whopping 23 percent faster. At the …

Hackers Delivering And Hiding Malware While Undetected

Last year, Google made some important changes to their Chrome browser in a bid to increase user security. Among these changes was to default to “HTTPS” in the browser in an attempt to reduce the number of “man in the middle” and similar types of attacks. Their strategy worked. Other companies adopted Google’s approach and HTTPS became the new standard …

Security Is Top Priority In Latest Chrome Build

Back in February, Google began experimenting with a new feature that defaulted all URLs to use “https:” rather than the less secure “http:.” While defaulting to the secure socket layer isn’t ironclad protection for ‘netizins, it’s certainly a step in the right direction, which is why Google recently promoted the change out of the canary builds and into the mainstream. …

Memory Savings Improvements Makes Windows 10 Google Chrome Faster

If you’re a Google Chrome user, and you’re interested in maximizing the overall performance of your system, then Google’s recent announcement about their browser is sure to make you smile. The release of Chrome 89 includes enhancements design to make it run notably faster on Windows 10 and use significantly fewer resources on both Android and macOS-driven devices. According to …

Internet Browsers Blocking Some Ports Due To Security Vulnerabilities

If you rely on TCP port 554, you’ll probably want to do a bit of reconfiguration. Last year, security researchers discovered a new version of the NAT Slipstream vulnerability that allowed hackers to deploy malicious scripts in order to bypass a website visitor’s NAT firewall and access any TCP/UDP port on the visitor’s internal network. If this issue sounds vaguely …

Google To Add Password Breach Prevention Feature To Android

If you’re a Google Chrome user, then you’ve probably already used or at least seen the Password Checkup feature in action. It’s the little popup box you see when you type in a password to a website that requires a login and Chrome detects that the password has been compromised. At that point, you’ll get a helpful box asking if …

Music Searches On Google Desktop Got A Helpful Update

These days, smart devices seem to get the lion’s share of developer time and attention, but Google has recently made a few changes to their desktop search that have made entries easier to read. Initially, the company rolled out the changes for preview on any search related to COVID-19. More recently, they’ve expanded the territory that the redesign covers and …