Chrome version 92 with improved security and privacy features launched


Chrome browser comes with the updated version Chrome version 92 and has fixed many high-risk security issues. It has also added a number of new privacy features. Touch ID, FaceID, and passcode are enabled for incognito tabs using MacRumors. This can be set using the “Lock Incognito tabs” option in the privacy settings. This will allow only the user to open the incognito tabs.

In the recent blog post, Google said that the users can now control which sites can access certain hardware features like microphone, location, and camera easily. In case you have already given permission to access these features you can view those sites by pressing the lock icon in the address bar. You can turn on or off these access from that panel. It will also allow Chrome to delete the site from the browsing history.

The new release has also modified the Chrome Actions. With this feature, you can get things done through fewer keystrokes. “Safety Check” to analyze the strength of passwords and to scan for malicious extensions is one of such actions which is added in the latest update.

The “site isolation” is a security feature that is added to restrict Spectre-style side-channel attacks on browsers. This kind of attack allows a website to gather information from other websites. It will “now cover a broader range of sites, as well as extensions,” as noted in the recent blog post by Google. They claim that it will improve the speed of Chrome.

Google has also worked on phishing protection by adding an image processing feature that compares a page’s colour profile to that of common pages. If it finds the page to be a phishing site, it can then protect the personal information from the attackers.

For reducing the load on CPU resources because of these new features, Chrome has found ways to make it work smoothly. These optimization methods have significantly reduced the CPU time used by all Chrome renderer processes and utility processes by almost 1.2%, as said by Google. It is reported that Google has corrected 35 security flaws of which nine belonged to the high-risk category.