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Google announces changes to Chrome: This will affect us all

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Google is developing a new feature to improve the security of your web browser. For some time now, Google Chrome has prioritized secure connections when browsing. Chrome’s ability to load all pages by default via the HTTPS protocol was first offered with version 90. The browser switches to HTTP when the queried website does not support the secure protocol. The development of security in Google Chrome Some time later, Google improved its system by adding a new “HTTPS Only” option with Chrome 94. This last option, available in most web browsers, was designed to increase security when visiting the Internet. restricting the web pages displayed in the browser to those that adhere to the HTTPS protocol. As a result, when a website does not support secure browsing, the browser no longer automatically switches to HTTP. A warning page appears stating that the user is about to load an unsafe web page. That stops the user in their tracks. The change brought by the new browser update Google is about to expand its exclusive HTTPS module to include all file downloads, according to a code discovered by 9to5Google in the Chromium Gerrit repository. This is a collaborative platform for developers to review code in browsers. When Chrome notices that a file download uses the insecure HTTP protocol, it will block it immediately. Thus, this new option goes beyond what the browser now offers because it affects a series of new cases. Any download from a web page that is not secure, that uses an insecure redirect or whose final URL is not HTTPS will be blocked by the browser. To complete the download of the requested file, it will always be possible to ask Chrome to remove this block. Therefore, it will remain an optional measure. The experimental version of this new security feature, currently in development, will initially only be available in Chrome. For now, it will only work after enabling the #block insecure downloads flag from the chrome:/flags page. That’s where all the experimental features are listed. On the other hand, it shouldn’t be accessible before the March 2023 release of Chrome 111. >

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