Google Assistant in Chrome for Android Offers to Automatically Change Compromised Passwords

At the Google I/O developer conference held in 2021, the tech giant had announced a new Google Assistant-powered feature for Chrome that would help users easily change compromised passwords. Now, this feature is finally rolling out to users of Chrome for Android. This new Assistant-powered feature will display a pop-up notification as soon as a user logs in with a password that has been found in a data breach. The pop-up notification states, “Chrome found the password you just used in a data breach. Your Google Assistant can change your password automatically.”

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Emergency Zero-Day Fix Issued for Google Chrome for macOS

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Tech giant Google has issued its third urgent update for Chrome, one that patches another zero-day vulnerability in the highly-used desktop web browser. The Stable Channel Update for Google Chrome’s desktop variant was released on Thursday. It brings the browser to version 100.0.4898.127, on macOS, Windows, and Linux. Google has stated that the update will roll out over the coming days and weeks. However, users may want to force the update earlier.

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Google Lens in Desktop Chrome to Copy Text, Translate, More

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Google had introduced Lens multi-search last week. This allowed users to ask questions about pictures on Android and iOS. Now, the desktop Google Lens available on Google Chrome has been updated with several more new, useful features. Google Lens on Chrome desktop will now be able to copy text, translate, as well as open Image Search.

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CERT-In Tells Google Chrome Users to Update Their Browser Immediately

The Indian government’s cybersecurity organization, CERT-In (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) has issued a warning for Google Chrome users, asking them to update the browser to its latest version, Google Chrome 98. The warning issued is of ‘high severity’, and informs users that not updating their browser could leave their device vulnerable to hackers, who would be able to steal their data or track their location through it.

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Security Risks Detected in Google Chrome; Warning Issued by CERT-In

A “high severity” warning has been issued by CERT-In, or the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team, which is a part of India’s Information Technology (IT) ministry, for users of the Google Chrome web browser. According to the authorities, multiple vulnerabilities have been detected in the internet browser which could be negatively utilized by obscure attackers to target a PC and carry out arbitrary code on it. It poses a huge security risk as any attacker can now get their hands on personal data as well as introduce malware to a PC to browse through it in secret. A solution to these security threats has already been provided by Google with the release of Google Chrome’s most recent software update. It is, thus, highly recommended that users update their Google Chrome to the most recent version.

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Apple Releases List of Top 10 Most Popular App Store Apps for India in 2021

With December upon us, the end of the year is fast approaching. It is, thus, only apt that we retrospect and take look at the apps that garnered the most popularity among smartphone users in 2021. Recently, Apple released its list of apps and games that enjoyed the most popularity in 2021 in the Apple App Store. The list, of course, includes the expected apps, but features some unexpected names as well. Listed below are the ten apps that were most popular in India in 2021.

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Google Chrome Introduces New Side Search Panel

Google Chrome has brought in a new interesting feature that is the introduction of a new ‘Side Search’ panel. This way the user will have an easier way to access the recent search results which will be seen in a side panel on the browser. As of now, the user needs to hit the back button to go to the search results or they need to open a new tab and search to find the search results once again. Introducing the side search panel will make the search engine even more interactive.

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Chrome OS 86 To Make All App Icons Circular

Last year, Google expressed the desire to make all App icons in Chrome OS use a circular design. This year, it seems like Chrome OS 86 will help Google fulfill that desire.

Before anyone had even heard of the Pixelbook Go, we came across evidence that suggested Chrome OS was planning to introduce a handful of new Apps on its shelf as default. In addition, it was mentioned that Chrome OS App icons would soon become circular, instead of the otherwise mixture of shapes available currently. Read More

Only Showing A Page’s Domain Might Protect Users Better, Google Chrome Will Soon Test

Chrome v86 will only show the domain in the address bar in hopes of solving the problem of URLs being manipulated to look like a legitimate website.

Since URLs are the chief way of determining the authenticity of a site, people are easily fooled into perceiving a domain as authentic by including the legitimate domain as part of a very long address that just gets brushed over.  Read More