As devious as this method may seem, there is a simple way that you can protect yourself from this attack: enabling Google’s “two-factor authentication system”.
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.
Many of you are probably aware of the fact that your internet browser tracks your information, such as browsing history. What you may not know is that your browser may be tracking much more than that.
As you navigate through Chrome, or Safari, or Firefox, or whatever your browser of choice is, you’re often given an enticing option: Would you like us to save your password? A recent browser beach is a reminder that if you answer yes, you’re taking a risk.
Pop-up ads are annoying on desktop, but even more frustrating on mobile devices when they sometimes take over the browser. Google wants to fix that: in a blog post, the company announced that, starting next year, websites with intrusive advertisements will be punished and may be pushed down in search results.