How Google Chrome Secure by Default for Everyone

How Google Chrome Secure by Default for Everyone


How Google Chrome Secure by Default for Everyone -: Google Chrome is Most Popular Web Browser over the Internet As of February 2017, StatCounter estimates that Google Chrome has a 62% worldwide usage share of web browsers as a desktop browser. It also has a 52% market share across all platforms combined, because it is also the most popular browser for smartphones. Its success has led to Google expanding the “Chrome” brand name on various other products such as Chromecast, Chromebook, Chrome bit, Chromebox and Chromebase.

You shouldn’t need to be a security expert to browse the web, which is why Google built Chrome to be secure by default, and easy to use safely by everyone. Chrome protects users malicious web pages by showing warnings more than 250 million times each month before users reach dangerous sites. Google has also given more than $3.5 million to the security research community in rewards for helping us identify security bugs so we can fix them and strengthen Chrome.

How Google Chrome Secure by Default for Everyone

Security by design

Chrome has used Google Safe Browsing for more than a decade to show you warnings before you visit a site that might be dangerous or deceptive. Safe Browsing launched in 2007 to protect people across the web from deceptive phishing sites and has evolved to help protect against threats like dangerous malware across Chrome desktop and mobile. If you see a full-screen red warning, you’ll know that the page ahead might be dangerous.

How Google Chrome Secure by Default

There are lots of different players—like your internet service provider or your Wi-Fi network—that help get you connected online. Chrome will let you know if you’re securely connected directly to a site by showing a green lock in the address bar:

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This means that you can be confident that you’re sending any information directly to that site, and it can’t be snooped on or tampered with by anyone else—even a curious person who also happens to be on the free coffee shop Wi-Fi!

Making security easy

Using unique, strong passwords is one of the most important things you can do to stay safe on the web. Chrome’s password manager, called Google Smart Lock, helps you remember your passwords, so you’ll never have to reuse them. If you’re signed into Chrome, you can keep track of your passwords and Chrome will automatically fill them in on the right sites, across devices.

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