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Tens of thousands of websites are going to find themselves labeled as unsafe unless they switch out their HTTPS certificate in the next two months.
Researchers have uncovered four malicious extensions with more than 500,000 combined downloads from the Google Chrome Web Store, a finding that highlights a key weakness in what’s widely considered to be the Internet’s most secure browser. Google has since removed the extensions.
Analytics firm Net Applications revised its methodology to cull bots from its browser share numbers and found that as much as half of the traffic to Edge on Windows 10 was artificially inflated.
Within the next few days, Google will be enabling the HTML5 by Default, a feature for the 1% of users who are currently running Chrome 55 Stable. HTML5 by Default will also be enabled for roughly 50% of Chrome 56 Beta users. The search engine giant is also aiming to make this feature available for stable built Chrome 56, when it launches in February.