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With the recent release of Chrome 88, the browser has made some big changes to the web. In addition to removing Adobe Flash, Chrome 89 blocks non-encrypted downloads and has a dark mode. We’ll talk about those changes in this article. And stay tuned for more updates as Chrome continues to remove this feature. In the meantime, here are a few features you should look out for.
Chrome 88 will remove adobe flash
Google is finally killing off Adobe Flash with the release of its new Chrome 88 browser. Flash will cease to be available for download at the end of 2020. The company also said it will no longer support FTP URLs, which makes it impossible for Chrome to load the Flash content. Users who rely on FTP URLs to access Flash content will have to migrate to a different browser or use another service. Chrome 88 also stops supporting File Transfer Protocol (FTP) support.
This new version of Google Chrome has several security improvements and patches, including one rated as critical. Among the most noticeable changes is the removal of Adobe Flash support. Adobe began blocking Flash content in the past week, and it is unlikely that Chrome 88 will stop blocking Flash entirely. Users can upgrade to the new version by going to their Chrome settings and clicking the “Check for updates” button. This will prompt Chrome to check for updates and install any needed updates.
Google Chrome 88 is available for Windows Surface devices, Android smartphones, and many more. This browser update includes 36 security patches, including one that’s deemed critical. In addition to security improvements, the browser also removes support for Adobe Flash Player, which is nearing the end of its lifecycle. The new browser also improves password security and adds support for Dark Mode. You can also edit saved passwords with Chrome 88.
Chrome 89 will block non-encrypted downloads
If you’ve been unable to download an important file on your computer, you’re not alone. If you’ve tried downloading anything via HTTP and have been faced with an error message saying “This File Can’t Be Downloaded Securely,” then you’re not alone. Chrome has become extremely picky about HTTPS and is blocking downloads that could leak private data or add unwanted toolbars to your computer. The good news is that you can still force downloads through an alternate browser.
The next major update to the Chrome browser will block non-encrypted download services and try to upgrade websites to HTTPS. You’ll also notice an increase in security by avoiding attacks through vulnerable protocols and programs. You can learn more about these changes in Chrome 89’s changelog. If you’re using Chrome as your primary browser, it’s time to upgrade to the latest version to ensure your privacy.
In September, Google plans to start blocking non-encrypted downloads. Google says this phased rollout plan starts with warnings and progresses to blocking non-encrypted downloads. Mixed content downloads may also include images that start on secure pages. When they finish, they’ll show up as broken images. Chrome will also warn you that mixed content downloads are blocked.
In addition to blocking non-encrypted downloads, Google has added warnings for files that contain executable code. The new version of Chrome will also block executable files. If your download is mixed-content, it’ll also block archive files and disk images. If you’re downloading mixed-content files, be sure to update your browser to the latest version. Chrome 89 is already out.
Chrome 90 will have less intrusive website permission requests
A new version of Google’s browser is coming to Android. Chrome 90 will include underlying changes and customizations. The latest version is optimized for video conferencing via WebRTC, and the AV1 codec will reduce bandwidth consumption while improving visual quality. The new browser will also block potentially unsafe files when downloading them from insecure sources. It will allow users to turn off or restrict the number of requests that websites can make of them, and the new browser will be compatible with extensions written in Manifest V3 format.
The new browser also continues to work on making website permission requests less intrusive. It will block the majority of notifications unless you specifically ask to allow them. Instead of a small, blue dot in the address bar, a bell icon with a slash through it will appear. Tapping the icon will open a popup with a list of alerts you can turn off. Currently, Chrome 90 is testing these new features in a limited beta.
Google has made a priority of improving security in its browsers. Google said that version 92 would have better performance in anti-phishing tasks. Chrome recognizes known phishing sites by analyzing the color profile. This is done locally and may have a big impact on browser performance. This security feature will be rolled out to all of its devices in the coming months. Many other changes are coming to Chrome in the future, so it’s important to update your browser as soon as possible.
A new Chrome release will deprecate access to private network endpoints from non-secure websites. Google has taken steps to protect the web from cross-site request forgery attacks, which affect hundreds of thousands of Internet users. This attack redirects users to malicious servers. The new browser will block requests to insecure public websites. For developers who have administrative access, this new release will introduce a deprecation trial. This trial period will last until Chrome 101.
Chrome 91 will get a dark mode
With Chrome 91, users can expect many new features and improvements, including dark mode support and the ability to detect dark modes on websites. Other features include the ability to detect dark mode on websites and offer users an experience that is distinctly black and white. To learn more about these features, read on. For now, Chrome 91 is available for download. The new version is expected to hit the web on 30 July.
Users can also look forward to a new design language in the next version of the browser. The new version will also get a new flag for page-info-recognizability, which will make it easier to distinguish between dark and light themes. Google has also been testing a new site-info popup, which appears when a user clicks on the “Me” or “Lock” icon in the address bar. The new feature shows the full address of the website, security information, and a list of permissions granted. Web developers should also add the rel=”no opener” attribute to links, which will prevent tabnabbing.
Google has also removed some outdated web technology, including File Transport Protocol (FTP), which has been used for decades to transport files across the web. Additionally, Chrome has also removed its new tab search feature. Lastly, users will no longer be able to use Adobe Flash. Chrome 91 will include a dark mode removing Adobe flash, which will be available as a free update in the Canary channel.
The new dark mode in Google Chrome is easier on the eyes and saves battery life. While users can adjust the color temperature and darkness of web pages in Light Mode, Dark Mode is best suited for devices that use dim light and need a more subtle screen appearance. It will also benefit people with low light sensitivity, those with visual impairment, and people with light-sensitive eyes. If you are not sure whether or not you will benefit from Dark Mode, read on.
Chrome 92 will get extensions built with Manifest v3 rules
The Manifest V3 rules for extensions are a big improvement over declarativeNetRequest, which had limited the number of allowed rules to 30,000. The new rules allow for a much higher number of rules, and extensions built with Manifest V3 can access all 300,000 rules. This change will have a huge impact on how extensions are developed and used. The new rules are also a major boon for security and privacy extensions, as well as the performance of Chrome.
The Manifest V3 rules allow service worker-based Manifest V3 extensions to access file:-scheme URLs, requiring the user’s permission. Manifest V3 extensions can now include wasm-unsafe-eval in their content-security-policy declarations. The Manifest V3 rules also improve promise support for tabs.sendMessage and runtime.sendNativeMessage.
While Google claims the Manifest V3 rules will make extensions more secure, this is unlikely to stop malicious extensions. The new rules will severely limit the functionality of extensions in the real world. Developers are also worried that their work could break or not work after implementing Manifest V3.
The implementation of Manifest V3 will break millions of extensions on Chrome. While Mozilla is opposing the change, Google should be aware of the fact that it’s acting alone and that it has no support for this move. While Mozilla’s approach may seem like collaboration, Google’s approach is anti-competitive and a betrayal of the extensions ecosystem. There is no need for Mozilla to give in to this proposal. The best solution to this problem is to use another browser, like Mozilla’s Tor.
Google has rushed the implementation of Manifest V3 and will not allow existing Manifest V2 extensions to be uploaded to the Chrome Web Store. Extending existing Manifest V2 extensions will no longer be able to be submitted until January 2022, and the new version of Chrome will break entire classes of extensions. This includes native messaging, observational webRequest, user script extensions, and WebAssembly.