Chrome 90: Google adds new security for Windows 10 PCs

Chrome 90 embeds a new layer of protection designed to protect users against computer attacks. This security measure concerns a large part of PCs running Windows. According to Google, it helps prevent hackers from exploiting browser security  holes. 

A few weeks ago, Google rolled out the 90th version of Chrome to all compatible devices. This update includes strengthened measures to promote HTTPS, the ability to name tabs, and compatibility with the open-source AV1 codec.

That’s not all. In a blog post published on May 4, 2021, Alex Gough, a Google engineer dedicated to Chrome security, revealed that the update also contains new protections for computers running Windows.

GOOGLE PROTECTS WINDOWS 10 COMPUTERS WITH A NEW SECURITY MEASURE

As the engineer explains, Chrome 90 adds “hardware-enforced battery protection” , a technology that “makes exploiting security vulnerabilities” more complicated. According to Alex Gough’s post, this protection complicates the task of an attacker who has discovered a possible security flaw in the browser code . In short, this option makes it possible to put a bar in the wheels of hackers who would like to take control of your computer.

This new layer of protection is available on Chrome 90 on all computers that have installed the Windows update 20H1  (deployed in November 2019) or a later version, and which are powered by processors equipped with “flow control” technology. ‘application’. Among the components that embed this technology, we find 11th generation Intel Core processors and AMD Zen 3 processors.

We, therefore, invite you to install this Chrome update as soon as possible, especially if you are using a PC powered by one of the compatible processors. We recommend that you schedule automatic updates by going to “About Google Chrome” and check “Update Chrome automatically for all users”.

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