Browsing the Internet is no longer safe as we are used to before. However, piracy, phishing, extortion and ransomware have increased dramatically, and they all start from the widespread sources on the Internet, especially Google search. Most of the hackers today know how to use SEO to spread their malicious programs, and they also know how to phish their victims, and they know all the necessary information about these victims. Anti-virus programs are no longer sufficient in the face of these cyberattacks, but the user must protect himself and always take caution. There are many opportunities for the user to test the protection of his computer or device that he is using against security vulnerabilities, including what we will talk about today:
Google Chrome Safety check
In recent updates to Google Chrome, developers have added a scan option for the browser and its contents, including the user's Google account. We have to know the importance of using a Google account in Google Chrome and how it can maintain the user's activity against loss or forgetfulness and synchronize it with all the user's devices. The scan included in Google Chrome does the following:
- Google Chrome Updates.
- All Saved Accounts Passwords. (if it compromised or not)
- Safe Browsing.
- Google Chrome Updates
- Safe Browsing
- Enhanced protection (Top Level): Faster, proactive protection against dangerous websites, downloads, and extensions. Warns you about password breaches. Requires browsing data to be sent to Google.
- Predicts and warns you about dangerous events before they happen
- Keeps you safe on Chrome and may be used to improve your security in other Google apps when you are signed in
- Improves security for you and everyone on the web
- Warns you if passwords are exposed in a data breach
- Sends URLs to Safe Browsing to check them. Also sends a small sample of pages, downloads, extension activity, and system information to help discover new threats. Temporarily links this data to your Google Account when you're signed in, to protect you across Google apps.
- Detects and warns you about dangerous events when they happen.
- Checks URLs with a list of unsafe sites stored in Chrome. If a site tries to steal your password, or when you download a harmful file, Chrome may also send URLs, including bits of page content, to Safe Browsing.
Help improve security on the web for everyone (OFF): Sends URLs of some pages you visit, limited system information, and some page content to Google, to help discover new threats and protect everyone on the web.
Warn you if passwords are exposed in a data breach (ON): Chrome periodically checks your passwords against lists that have been published online. When doing this, your passwords and usernames are encrypted, so they can’t be read by anyone, including Google.
- Privacy and security: chrome://settings/privacy
- Extensions: chrome://extensions/
- Safety Check: chrome://settings/safetyCheck
- Security Levels: chrome://settings/security