In a coordinated announcement, Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Mozilla have stated that they will be retiring the TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 secure communication protocols beginning in 2020.
In an announcement today, Google has stated that they are dropping the hammer on malicious extensions and will no longer tolerate ones that ask for powerful permissions for no reason, use external scripts, or obfuscate their code.
In Chrome 71, Google is performing an experiment where the browser will show a Google search query in the address bar instead of the Google search results URL.
In a blog entry posted today, Chrome product manager Zake Koch explains that even though they introduced unwanted changes with good intentions, based on user feedback they have decided to roll them back and give users more control over how their browser behaves.
There's a new extension in the marketplace that brings dark mode to websites like BleepingComputer, Facebook, Google, Quora and others. Called Night Eye, the extension basically tweaks the contrast within the websites to dark grey.
It has been discovered that when you try to clear all cookies in the Chrome browser, every cookie will be deleted except for authentication cookies created by Google. This means that after clearing cookies, you will be logged out of every site that you are currently logged into, except for Google.
With the release of Chrome 69, it was discovered that when you log into your Google account, or any Google service for that matter, you will also be automatically logged into Chrome whether you want to or not.
According to a Chrome Gerrit entry, Google plans to do away with the file:// URI scheme in the address when opening local files. This is because Chrome 70 will include a new File notification that performs a similar purpose.
Google has made it so you can see the WWW and M subdomains in Chrome 69 again, but have stated that they will strip WWW again in Chrome 70.
Microsoft has started to test a new feature in Windows 10 Insider builds that displays a message promoting Microsoft edge when a user attempts to install a competing browser such as Firefox, Chrome, Vivaldi, or Opera.
With the release of Chrome 69 for iOS, Google has moved the browser's navigation bar to the bottom of the user interface and people are not happy about it.
With the release of Chrome 69, Google has decided to strip the "www" and "m" subdomains from the URL displayed in Chrome's address bar. For example, when a user visits www.bleepingcomputer.com, the www would be stripped and displayed as bleepingcomputer.com in the address bar.
Security researchers have discovered that the MEGA Chrome extension had been compromised to steal login credentials and cryptocurrency keys. Once it was discovered that the extension was replaced with a malicious variant, Google removed the extension from the Chrome Web Store.
Google Chrome was launched 10 years ago and as part of the celebration, Google has released Chrome 69 for desktop, Android, and iOS. This version comes with a bunch of new features including a new user interface design, better password management, security, and customization.
According to a new project uploaded to the Chromium team's code review site, users may soon be able to login into Windows 10 using their Google G Suite accounts. This new feature uses a "Google Credential Provider" that will allow Windows to authenticate enterprise users against their company's G Suite account and possibly regular Go
If you are having trouble keep tracking of site's that are considered reputable news sources verses ones that are not, a new browser extension from NewsGuard may be of help.
Chrome has started displaying alerts that suggest users remove programs that are considered incompatible applications with Chrome because they inject code into the browser's processes. In order to resolve these issues Bitdefender has decided to no longer monitor newer versions of Chrome with their anti-exploit technology.
In order to eliminate crashes in Chrome, Google has implemented a new feature that reports "incompatible applications" to users after the browser crashes. These warnings are displayed for programs that inject code into the browser and prompt users to remove the incompatible applications.
Google has patched a vulnerability in the Chrome browser that allows an attacker to retrieve sensitive information from other sites via audio or video HTML tags.
For all of you emoji lovers out there, Google is adding a context menu to Chrome that allows you to open the Windows 10 emoji panel that can be used to insert emojis into any editable input field.