Google Chrome is typically a reliable and quick browser, but like anything else, it can slow down over time. When it does, the resultant experience can cause frustration and limit your productivity. By trying a few simple tips, though, you can boost the speed and make your internet experiences pleasant again.
Google has released Chrome 65 earlier today, and this new browser version comes with new APIs, the blocking of tab-under redirects, and 45 security fixes.
Chrome extensions are very useful pieces of software. Unfortunately, using too many of them increase the memory usage of Chrome, which could lead to problems. This is where the Extensity Chrome extension comes in as it can help you organize your extension so Chrome runs more efficiently.
The percentage of daily Chrome users who've loaded at least one page containing Flash content per day has gone down from around 80% in 2014 to under 8% in early 2018.
Gamers are accusing a company that makes mods for Microsoft's Flight Simulator X game of putting a password stealer inside one of its add-ons.
The use of browsers to mine for digital currency is becoming a major problem. With more and more sites incorporating in-browser mining scripts such as CoinHive and web extensions injecting them into web pages, people will continue to be affected by this attack. Thankfully, we can easily detect miners using the Chrome Task Manager.
Google announced earlier today plans to mark all HTTP sites as "Not Secure" in Chrome, starting with July 2018, when the company plans to release Google Chrome 68.
A change meant to improve Google Chrome performance will also indirectly impact cryptojacking scripts (in-browser cryptocurrency miners) and will severely reduce their efficiency.
The operators of some tech support scam websites have found a new trick to block visitors on their shady sites and scare non-technical users into paying for unneeded software or servicing fees.
Future versions of Google Chrome will feature built-in support for lazy loading, a mechanism to defer the loading of images and iframes if they are not visible on the user's screen at load time.
Google has released Chrome 64 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, and this new Chrome version brings improvements to the browser's built-in ad blocker, a bunch of developer and web standards-related changes.
Security researcher Bryan Campbell discovered a malicious Chrome extension today that is masquerading as the legitimate MinerBlock extension. The legitimate MinerBlock extension is used to block sites that utilize in-browser cryptocurrency mining, while the malicious version causes Chrome to repeatedly play videos in the background.
A Chrome extension with over 105,000 users has been deploying an in-browser cryptocurrency miner to unsuspecting users for the past few weeks.
In the last five years, users have reported the same bug to the Chrome team for 43 times. In reality, the issue users found is not a bug at all.
Google is set to activate Chrome's built-in ad blocker on February 15, according to an announcement the browser maker made today.
Google Chrome 63, which shipped yesterday evening, arrived with a new experimental feature called Strict Site Isolation that according to Google engineers is an additional security layer on top of Chrome's built-in sandboxing technology.
Google has started rolling out version 63 of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android users. Most changes in this version address under-the-hood features and bring speed improvements and better support for web standards.