Security features offered by Google Chrome to Protect users from Plug-in exploits

by Venkat eswarlu on June 29, 2010

in Google Chrome,security

GoogleChrome logo13 Security features offered by Google Chrome to Protect users from Plug in exploits

As all know Google Chrome provides safe browsing option for Chrome users where each URL  entered into address will be send to Google servers and verified with list of websites , Chrome warns if user visiting page is malicious website all this happens with fraction of time.

Google Chrome and Firefox uses malware and phishing protection provided by Google where the number one search engine giant crawls and  indexes millions of pages.Each page will be tested in virtual environment and if Google founds that site contains malware Google flags it as malicious site.

If you are using latest version of Chrome rest assured you are protected with malware and phishing protection enabled by default in Chrome.That’s not enough Google trying hard to provide more security to Chrome users.Google Chrome using sandboxing features provides more security to the users .

All know third party plug-ins always poses threat to user, here are steps taken and taking by Google to protect Chrome users from threats of plug-in exploits.

1.More powerful plug-in controls :  In Google Chrome we can easily disable certain plugins , type about:plugins to see list of plugins installed in Chrome browser.

User can also permit only trusted sites to use plug-ins for this click Wrench menu>options> Under the hood>Content settings>plug-ins.

2.Chrome auto updates integrated flash player plug-in : Google recently integrated flash player plug-in into Chrome which makes Chrome to auto update flash player when security updates are released.

Read 3 Advantages of Using Chrome With built-in Flash Player

3.Integrated sandboxed PDF viewing :Recently Google added their native PDF viewer plug-in for Chrome which makes it even harder for malware code to run inside Chrome sandbox from PDF files.

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4.Protection from out-of–date plugins:Chrome refuses to run certain plugins when they are out of date and asks user to update for secured browsing.

5.Warns before rarely used plug-ins :Chrome  will warn when user instantiates rarely used installed plug-in if found suspicious.

6.Chrome to use pepper which makes it easier to sandboxing plugins.

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