TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,982 Reviews & Articles | 38,651 News Posts

Google announces new security measures for Chrome

Google Chrome adds new malware protections to downloads

| Internet Browsers News | Posted: Apr 17, 2013 8:33 pm

Google has announced plans to implement malware warnings for downloads in Google Chrome. Google is calling these newly expanded warnings "Safe Browsing malicious download warnings." Software that falls into a specific set of criteria, as defined by Chrome, will be flagged as possibly malicious.

 

TweakTown image news/2/9/29777_1_google_announces_new_security_measures_for_chrome.jpg

 

To further safeguard you while browsing the web, we recently added new measures to protect you and your computer. These measures will identify software that violates Chrome's standard mechanisms for deploying extensions, flagging such binaries as malware. Within a week, you will start seeing Safe Browsing malicious download warnings when attempting to download malware identified by this criteria.

 

These specific forms of malware operate by "misusing Chrome's central management settings" or by manipulating Chrome preferences to re-enable silent installs. Of course, you should never download something from a source you don't trust, especially a binary package. A good anti-virus and malware protection plan will only get you so far.

NEWS SOURCES:Googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.ca

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Internet Browsers news at our Internet Browsers news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts
Check out TweakTown Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases