Updated Chrome 92 said to block phishing attacks 50 times faster

Updates for Google Chrome can significantly improve the security while browsing online

Updates for Chrome securityChrome 92 released with major security updates and phishing blocks.

July 2021 is an active time for Google as the company rolls out new Chrome 92.0.4515.107 update that should detect phishing up to 50 times faster at the 50th percentile and 2.5 times faster at the 99th percentile. This improvement will make a huge difference with Chrome image processing tech that is used to compare the color profiles of visited websites.

It seems like Chrome users will get their phishing classification results not only faster but will be more detailed too. The speed and depth of such classification are important and make a real difference in security. If you are entering your password in a malicious and threatening site, time and quick reaction is everything.[1]

Another important note is that speed improvement will lead to less CPU time needed, which usually contributes to a general performance boost of a device and less battery drain while browsing the web. Update addresses and other security concerns like another 35 high, medium, and low severity vulnerabilities.

Security issues remain the main focus for Google

A New Chrome update was created to strengthen cybersecurity. As an update is developed with better site isolation security, it should entail processing sites separately to prevent malicious actors from accessing data they shouldn't be seeing. This isolation feature covers a broader range of sites now, too.[2]

For Chrome users on Android devices, the site isolation function surely strengthens security with two enhancements. Site isolation will only be applied to sites where users login via third-party providers, as well as sites that carry Cross-Origin-Opener-Policy headers.

To help users maintain their own cyber safety, a new update places Actions function to run automated safety checks, manage sync options and security settings with quick shortcuts. That means that everyone can just type “safety check” and click the suggested popup. That will automatically trigger the security check.[3]

Major updates are needed as hackers exploit Chrome more often

All users of Chrome are strongly encouraged to update their web browsers. Chrome should eventually update itself all on its own, though if you want to force the process, click three vertical dots in the upper-right corner and navigate to Help > About Google Chrome.

In recent times Chrome was in some hot water due to security problems. Even though it is one of the most used web browsers with over two billion users, safety is lacking. Recently, the browser was exploited with zero-day vulnerabilities that have been found after an anonymous tip-off.[4]

Most security flaws, if discovered on time, could be patched up before they get out into the wild. Still, a zero-day classification means the vulnerability is known to hackers and actively being exploited. Similarly, phishing presents dangers and gives hackers the scale and ability to go after hundreds or even thousands of users all at once.

The most common delivery method for a phishing attempt is an email, but this kind of attack can be aimed via text messages on the phone, on social media sites. The message will look legitimate and maybe even from a trusted source[5]. Therefore, users need not only security updates from companies but vigilance as well.

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