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Google Chrome has brought improvements to password security and other safety features for Android and iOS. If your saved password is tampered with, the browser will send you a password change form alerting you immediately. Chrome will send a copy of your username and password in a secure format to Google, after which Google will check for tampered information without extracting your username and password from that secure format.

Technology giant launches web standard Support Added, which serves to give the URL of the website to change the password. This simplifies the process of forcing users’ passwords. Using this standard, Chrome will alert users of their password being tampered with and immediately then direct them to a webpage where they can change their password.

Google has also introduced some more features in Chrome 86, which have been released to improve user security. An improved Safe Browsing feature has also been released for Android, through which Chrome will protect you from phishing, malware and other dangerous sites through real-time data sharing with the Safe Browsing service. Google released Enhanced Safe Browsing for Desktop earlier this year, and in a blog post information Granted that Predictive Phishing Protection saw a nearly 20 percent drop in the number of users typing their passwords into phishing sites.

Chrome has also added a biometric authentication step before autofilling passwords for iOS. You can set up authentication using your Face ID, Touch ID, or phone passcode. If you turn on Chrome Autofill in Settings, Chrome Password Manager will allow you to autofill saved passwords in iOS apps or browsers.

Chrome 86 also comes with ‘mixed form warnings’ for Android, which will warn users before submitting unsafe forms embedded on HTTPS pages. Such pages allow users to download content through unsafe links or use forms that submit data insecurely.

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