“Just a click away” – that seems to have become a kind of mantra on Google. Chrome 92 also gets settings that can be found “even faster”. The browser is available now, automatic updates will be installed in the coming days, but it can also be downloaded manually.
The microphone, camera and location query settings are quicker to access – Google calls them security settings. With a click on the security symbol on the left in the address bar, you can now manage the access rights for individual pages via toggle. Soon, according to the announcement, the option to delete a page from the browser history will also be added at this point. Initially, however, the first settings are only available under Chrome for Android on smartphones and tablets, other platforms will follow.
More action, less energy
The Chrome Actions introduced last November will also be expanded. You can use them to delete the history and navigate to changing your password by entering it in the address line. In addition, there is now the “Safety Check” – if you enter these words, you get to the control of passwords and the search for malware. All of this can of course also be found using the previous ways to the settings, it should now only be faster and easier.
“With Chrome, you don’t have to be a security expert to be safe online.” Because, according to Google, the functions that were brought with them already took care of that. Site isolation is a feature that protects against malicious pages, in which each page is loaded in its own process and they cannot communicate with each other. This eliminates the risk of data being stolen from another site. The isolation also speeds up the browser. More pages and extensions now fall under this function. Basically, the side isolation with Chrome has been around for years.
Chrome’s phishing detector is also because of one improved image processing 50 percent faster and even use less energy. For example, through color and scheme comparisons, Google can identify defective pages.
Google has also just released security updates for Chrome and warns that attacks could be imminent. Since the beginning of the year, the number of zero-day gaps has increased, i.e. those that are immediately exploited and not reported.