Google is about to seriously step up its security and privacy tools on its mobile renditions of the Chrome browser Android and iOS apps…
Internet giant Google has introduced a serious of security updates to its most recent version of Chrome for both Android and iOS. This, to push it closer to parity with its desktop platform. With Chrome 86, the version that’s already rolling out, now supports Safety Check on Android, as well as iOS, along with Enhanced Safe Browsing on Android, and finally, improved password-filling for iOS.
Google Chrome 86 to Support Safety Check, Enhanced Safe Browsing, and Improved Password-Filling on Android and iOS
In addition to those integrations, Google is likewise implementing a program that can not only recognize when passwords are compromised, but will also take users directly to the appropriately “Change Password” form. This change will be available in Android and iOS version of Chrome. It ties directly into the tech company’s Safety Check system, which scans for compromised passwords, and also ensures Chrome is up-to-date and furthermore checks whether Safe Browsing is running.
Android versions of Chrome are receiving Enhanced Safe Browsing, a tool that rolled out during May of this year. Enhanced Safe Browsing shares data with Google in real-time and also proactively checks for the presence of malware, along with phishing attempts in websites and downloads. Lastly, people on iOS will be able to authenticate Chrome’s auto-filled passwords with Face ID, Touch ID, or their phone unlock code.