Chrome will soon block unsafe downloads - Geeko
Google has shared plans for future versions of its web browser. Chrome will gradually block the download of "mixed content", that is to say unsecured files which are however supposed to be. A browser initiative that attempts to combat the spread of malware.
Indeed, corrupted files can be inserted into downloaded programs in an insecure manner. This is why the Mountain View company wants to gradually prevent the handling of unsecured downloads made from secure pages (HTTPS).
Google has released the schedule for gradually blocking unsecured files. At first, the browser will simply warn users of the risks involved in continuing to download the unsecured file.
With version 83 of Chrome, Google's new policy will block the downloading of unsecured executable programs. In version 84, it will be the turn of archive type files which can no longer be downloaded and so on until blocking all the non-secure files downloaded from HTTPS pages.
Version 83 of Chrome should be released next June. The process of blocking unsecured files should be completed next October with the deployment of version 86 of Chrome. As for the Android and iOS version, there is a difference in versions.
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