Chrome 92 arrives with improvements in the detection of phishing, site isolation and more

Few days ago the release of the new version of Google Chrome 92 was announced which stands out for now include a up to 50x faster phishing detection than the latest stable version of the browser.

And it is that with the faster detection of phishing sites, improvements in image processing technology can be noticed Chrome used to compare the color profiles of visited websites with collections of signals associated with phishing landing pages.

That is, Chrome evaluates a set of signals about the page to see if it matches those of phishing sites. To do this, Chrome compares the color profile of the visited page, that is, the range and frequency of the colors present on the page, with the color profiles of the current pages. For example, in the image below, we can see that the colors are mostly orange, followed by green, and then a hint of purple.

Also, in this new version of Chrome 92 extends site isolation. This applies in particular to extensions so that they cannot share processes with each other. In the new version, the separation of browser add-ons is implemented by removing each one in a separate process, which made it possible to create another barrier for protection against malicious add-ons.

Regarding the specific changes to the desktop version, it is highlighted that the image search option (the item «Search image» in the contextual menu) has moved to use the Google Lens service instead of the usual Google search engine. By clicking the corresponding button in the context menu, the user will be redirected to a separate web application.

Besides that links to visit history are hidden in the incognito mode interface (The links are useless, since they led to the opening of a stub with information that the history was not collected).

And they added new commands that are parsed by typing in the address bar. For example, to get a quick button on the page to check password and plug-in security, just type "security control" and go to security and sync settings: "manage security settings" and "manage sync" .

Regarding the improvements made in Chrome 92 focused on developers Google has been working to improve performance of your web browser for some time and in this version it claims to have improved it due to the enhancements to the open source JavaScript engine and WebAssembly V8.

Chrome executes JavaScript code 23% faster with the inclusion of a new JavaScript compiler and the use of a new way to optimize code placement in memory, as revealed by Google. Google Chrome also offers up to 10% faster page loads from version 85 using the compiler optimization technique known as Profile Guided Optimization (PGO).

On the other hand, it is highlighted that the first stage was implemented to trim the content of the header "HTTP User-Agent" the obsolescence warnings for navigator.userAgent, navigator.appVersion, and navigator.platform they are now displayed on the Issues tab of DevTools.

In addition, a file handling API was provided to register web applications as file handlers. For example, a web application running in PWA (Progressive Web Applications) mode with a text editor can be registered as a ".txt" file handler and can then be used in the system file manager to open text files.

Also added with the ability to change the name and icon of PWA applications (progressive web applications).

And for a small random number of web forms associated with entering an address or credit card number, as an experiment, the display of autocomplete recommendations will be disabled.

How to install Google Chrome 92 on Linux?

If you are interested in being able to install this new version of this web browser and you still do not have it installed, you can download the installer that is offered in deb and rpm packages on its official website.

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