croom new

Patriot Tech Services Inc. Blog

Google’s Making Changes to Chrome, and Not Everyone’s Happy

Google’s Making Changes to Chrome, and Not Everyone’s Happy

Chrome 70 is yet another example of how divisive technology has the potential to be. On the one hand, a few of the changes have people excited about some clear benefits to security, but others worry that Chrome will no longer be as secure or as user-friendly. We’ll review some of the changes coming with Chrome 70, so you can decide for yourself.

Extension Restrictions
While Chrome’s biggest asset is quite possibly its extensive library of add-on extension programs, security concerns that have frequently appeared in these extensions have led Google to pump the brakes a little and impose some new requirements. For instance, with cryptocurrency becoming such a huge topic in recent months, many extensions dedicated to mining and even cryptojacking popped up. Google is now putting the kibosh on these supplemental programs. Furthermore, Google is going to hold developers in general to a higher standard, requiring their accounts to be protected by two-factor authentication and putting those extensions that require extensive permissions, or feature code that is hosted remotely closer under the microscope.

Security Measures
In addition to putting extra restrictions on its extensions, Chrome 70 has a few additional security tricks packed in, including measures meant to foil phishing attacks and protect the end user from their influence. Chrome 70 is also going to push education of its native password management tools. Perhaps most apparent to the end user, instead of confirming that a URL is secure to access, Chrome will warn users when one is not. This makes sense, as it reinforces that more websites should be secure than aren’t.

Login Concerns
Not all of these changes have received such a warm welcome. One change in particular alarmed many users when it appeared. Prior versions of Chrome have allowed users to access Chrome without logging into the browser. However, some users have noticed that Chrome now appears to log a user in, even if they are only using a single service.

The big concern with users here is that Google could possibly now share a user’s data, like their browsing history, something that the previous status quo didn’t require. However, Google has announced that this isn’t an indication that Chrome has been logged in to, it is actually a kind of “in-between” alert to inform a user of which of their accounts are currently logged in.

Of course, as we spend more time with Chrome 70, more things we like will emerge, as well as things we don’t like. If you’ve used Chrome 70, what do you think about it? Share your thoughts in the comments!

A Busy Staff Isn’t Always a Productive Staff
Getting to Know Technology: Link
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Tuesday, November 13 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Best Practices Privacy Internet Google Cloud Network Security Tech Term Computer Hackers User Tips Microsoft Malware Business Management Software Hardware Innovation Efficiency Browser Business Computing Mobile Devices Windows 10 Productivity Apps Business Hosted Solutions Email Windows Data Internet of Things Smartphone Backup Workplace Tips Productivity Smartphones Mobile Device Management Miscellaneous Data Backup Best Practice Cybersecurity Upgrade VoIP communications Data Security Business Continuity Passwords Operating System Windows 10 Cybercrime Android Managed Service Provider Network Two-factor Authentication IT Services Data Recovery Spam Holiday Outsourced IT Office 365 Employer-Employee Relationship Gmail Small Business Server IT Support Automation Microsoft Office Saving Money User Error Update Information Data Management Networking Budget Cost Management Office Tech Support Phishing Remote Computing Communication Government Bandwidth Virtualization Blockchain Collaboration Law Enforcement Alert Google Drive Disaster Recovery Ransomware Chrome Money Vulnerability Quick Tips Facebook Marketing Proactive IT Project Management Devices Bring Your Own Device Computers Managed IT Services Health Password Router Users Apple Streaming Media Mobile Device Travel Telephone Systems VPN Wi-Fi Mobile Security Politics Going Green Social Wireless Technology Google Assistant App Safety DDoS iPhone Information Technology Fraud The Internet of Things Social Engineering Wireless Charging Social Media Sports Risk Management Hacking Google Docs Recovery Gadgets Application Cortana Encryption Word Data Breach Artificial Intelligence Retail Managed Service eWaste Applications Office Tips Transportation Managed IT Services Microsoft Excel Device Security Financial Wasting Time IT solutions Legislation Computing Windows Ink Evernote Computer Forensics Windows 7 Private Cloud Storage Meetings Files Credit Cards Chromebook Business Technology Television Laptop Cloud Computing Commerce Biometrics Fax Server Uninterrupted Power Supply BDR Robot PowerPoint Benefits Accessory Patch Management Comparison App store Google Maps Workers Management Display WiFi Virus Save Money Customer Service FAQ Printing Testing Touchpad IT budget Audit Vendor Management Spyware Hybrid Cloud Branding Peripheral Firewall Specifications Augmented Reality Updates Wireless Internet Co-Managed Services Touchscreen Human Resources Proactive Chromecast Tablets Charger Camera Operating Sysytem PDF Shortcut Disaster Data storage Remote Monitoring Saving Time Amazon Access Control Internet Exlporer Legal Scam Sales Identity Data Loss Bloatware Microsoft Word Gamification Telephone Hosted Solution Data Protection Excel File Sharing Humor Websites Wearable Technology Administrator WannaCry NFL Value Projects Avoiding Downtime Emergency Identities Software as a Service Data Privacy Vendor Distributed Denial of Service Search Customer Relationship Management Edge Virtual Assistant Admin Conferencing Reputation Identity Theft OneNote Lithium-ion battery Antivirus Maintenance Memory Hyperlink IT Support Data Theft Running Cable Access Trending History SaaS Language Teamwork Gifts Hard Drive Employee-Employer Relationship Managed IT Mobile Computing Ciminal Alexa for Business Bluetooth Telephony Worker Commute Wireless IT solutions Hiring/Firing WIndows Server 2008 intranet Instant Messaging Nanotechnology Virtual Reality Printer Upgrades Worker BYOD End of Support Books How To iOS Licensing Analytics Work/Life Balance Settings Windows 10s Smart Technology USB Root Cause Analysis Printer Server Phone System Consultant Advertising Electronic Medical Records Network Congestion Near Field Communication Compliance Current Events Relocation Cache Thank You Presentation Video Games Solid State Drive Outlook Science Battery Mobility Save Time HBO Samsung User Data Storage Regulation Computer Fan Entertainment Congratulations Hard Disk Drive Sync Unified Threat Management Point of Sale CrashOverride Big Data HaaS Emails Hacker Black Market Training Tablet WIndows 7 Text Messaging Automobile Screen Mirroring SharePoint IT consulting Computer Care Experience Computer Accessories Business Intelligence Flexibility Employer Employee Relationship Administration Personal Information Webinar Keyboard IT Management Monitors Company Culture Best Available Cameras Managing Stress Twitter Printers Cleaning Cast Education Regulations Unsupported Software Music Mouse Scalability Adobe Hard Drives

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Latest Blog Entry

      It’s no secret that business operations have a lot of moving parts that need to be considered. The thing is, these parts are most likely the simplest elements of any workflow, but take up large portions of time simply due to the number of them that need to be addressed....

      Latest News

      Patriot Tech Services Inc. launches new website!

      Patriot Tech Services Inc. is proud to announce the launch of our new website at www.patriot-techs.com. The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our services for prospective clients.

      Read more ...

      Account login