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Google Chrome currently marks HTTPS-encrypted sites with a green lock icon and "Secure" sign. And starting in July, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as "not secure." Google hopes this move will nudge users away from the unencrypted web. Read on to learn more about the forthcoming changes.
Most phishing attacks involve hiding malicious hyperlinks hidden behind enticing ad images or false-front URLs. Whatever the strategy is, phishing almost always relies on users clicking a link before checking where it really leads. But even the most cautious users may get caught up in the most recent scam. Take a look at our advice for how to avoid the newest trend in phishing.
Google releases a new version of Chrome almost every month. Some updates involve minor bug fixes and improvements, while others feature many more exciting additions. For its latest release, version 57, Google announced some serious upgrades to Chrome, and here are the three we think you'll be more interested in.
Google Chrome is following through with a game plan it announced in February of last year. In an effort to punish slow-loading or lagging sites that use Flash, a web component known to take up resources and memory, Google's browser will make a newer, faster player the default. Read on to find out how Google plans to transition from Flash-based web browsing to the more streamlined HTML5 experience.
Back in 2013, Google released a tiny HDMI device to widespread praise. No bigger than a run-of-the-mill flash drive, Chromecast allowed you to broadcast certain applications from your desktop or smartphone screen to your TV. Considering how easy it was to set up, and the $35 price tag, we didn't think it could get any better than that. We're rarely wrong, but this time around that was a pretty easy pill to swallow. Trust us, you'll want to see how this works.
Ads are becoming increasingly intrusive on today's web browsers. They can slow down the load time of pages, and cause potential security and privacy issues. So it's no surprise that ad blockers are becoming more and more popular. However, as they do, they're also cutting into the revenue of online advertisers. With the upcoming release of Opera's new ad blocker that's incorporated directly into the browser, business owners may be both excited and disturbed. On one hand, their own personal browsing experience will be smoother with less disruptive ads, and on another their advertising reach may become more limited.