Juniper Networks, KnowBe4 re Chrome 79 Security Features & Fixes

In response to Google’s issuance of Chrome 79 with new security features including password protection; real-time and predictive phishing protection, and improved profile display, experts offers perspective below.

James McQuiggan, Security Awareness Advocate,  KnowBe4
December 13, 2019
Technology can stop a lot of the attempts, but the criminals are evolving their types of attacks.
It’s important to be aware of the risks of using browsers to access webpages and while 51 security fixes could be high compared to other fixes by Chrome in the past, they recognize the issue and have taken steps to fix it. Re the predictive phishing feature, the ability to spot a phishing email is important for end users and with proper security awareness and training, will help them spot thos ....
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Mounir Hahad, Head ,  Juniper Threat Labs, Juniper Networks
December 13, 2019
It has been known for years that bad actors flip domains every 20 minutes or less.
Let’s talk about the Chrome synced password checkup tool. First of all, never store a password in a browser. That’s just bad practice. But it seems like Google is almost encouraging this practice by giving people the impression of added security by checking if their password has been previously leaked online. The real-time blacklisting of sites has been sorely needed for a long time. It has ....
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