New Delhi: Strengthening security around browser clients and apps has been a huge focus area among browser companies. After Mozilla and Opera, Google too has made several changes in its Chrome browser to enhance user privacy and security.
The latest edition of Chrome browser for desktop blocks third-party cookies in incognito mode by default, offers easy to find privacy controls and provides additional protection against phishing and malware. Chrome continues to be the leading browser on desktop with 68.06% market share. Every other browser, be it Firefox (8.21%), Safari (3.66%), Edge (6.44%), and Opera (1.35%) trails by a huge margin, according to April figures put out by Net marketshare.
The two new features launched with the new version of Chrome include enhanced safe browsing and secure DNS. Enhanced safe browsing proactively checks web pages and downloads to ensure they are not dangerous by sending information about them to Google Safe Browsing. The feature will be upgraded next year to include warnings for phishing sites and file downloads, and cross-product alerts. Secure DNS (domain name system) uses DNS-over-HTTPS to encrypt the process called DNS lookup through which a browser determines which server is hosting the website.