Google says that the latest beta version of its popular Chrome browser incorporates a new security feature to warn users that they are trying to download malicious software from a website.
That’s not a revolutionary new feature, of course, and various other browsers already protect consumers in this way. Not to mention “conventional” anti-virus solutions which also offer this kind of protection.
Google made the announcement on their Chrome blog, explaining that earlier versions of their browser only warned of drive-by malware attacks.
The latest Chrome beta version, however, “now includes expanded functionality to analyze executable files (such as ‘.exe’ and ‘.msi’ files) that you download. If a file you download is known to be bad, or is hosted on a website that hosts a relatively high…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.