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Chrome 86 arrives with a slew of new security features

October 7, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The highlight feature is support for the ‘.well-known/change-password’ file. Should Google detect that one of your saved passwords was part of a security breach, you’ll be prompted to change it. Not only are you informed of the danger, but Google will also redirect you to the site in question’s password protection page so you can change your credentials. Any sites that don’t support the change-password file will redirect users to its homepage.

As reported by Bleeping Computer, Google is continuing to block mixed content downloads. In Chrome 86, downloads for executables and archives (.exe, .apk, .zip, etc.) will be blocked if a download is initiated over a secure HTTPS connection but completes using an insecure HTTP connection.

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