Google Gives Refresher On How Chrome Lets You Browse Safely

Google has recently put out a blog post that gives a refresher on how Chrome lets you browse the web safely which is likely meant to help reinforce the feeling of security when surfing the internet. These days making sure that you're secure online is pretty important and while Google already does a great deal to ensure that users can feel comfortable with browsing the web and use their services with little worry, it can sometimes help to rehash some of the finer points and details that make it all possible, which is what Google seems to be doing here.

There's more than one way that Google keeps people safe online, but one of the easiest ways to tell if you're visiting a safe website is by directing your attention to the address bar where you type in the web address, or where the web address ends up if you're heading to a website by clicking on a link. Here, at the very beginning of the bar and before the "http" section of the web address, you should see a little green lock button that is followed up by the word "secure" and this tells you the website you're visiting is safe, meaning you can continue to browse it without having to worry so much about your personal information.

If you're about to enter a potentially unsafe website another one of Chrome's safe browsing features can kick in and alert you to the possibility that the website you're about to visit is deceptive, and it informs users of what potential threats that they could experience if they foll0w through with visiting the website, such as being tricked into installing unsafe software or giving out personal information. While to some these kinds of things will be common knowledge, it won't be for all users, so these details can be particularly useful for them. Other factors that Google has built into Chrome to help users stay safe online include Google Smart Lock to remember password information so you don't have to rely on typing in the details every single time you need to log into something, and by way of automatic updates which bring new and improved security features.

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