Most of the Android users use the default browser in their phones. For a majority of smartphone devices, this browser is Google Chrome. Despite being one of the most popular browsers on Android phones, Google Chrome isn’t as safe and secure as we think it is. There are a billion users that use Google Chrome on a regular basis. But only a few of them raise a question against the trustworthiness of the browser. The Google team tries it’s best to protect their users from any kind of vulnerability and malware, things are not always as perfect as you would expect them to be. Especially, when it comes to online protection, you can never be too cautious.
It is a pattern that we all have been observing for quite some time. Users store important information on their smartphones. When a virus infects their device, all this information is at high risk. When a device is infected there is a high risk of the information being leaked and getting into the wrong hands. While browsing, it is common for Android users to get into a problem. The problem includes an infection of the device by malware or a virus. Such threats can cause a load of inconvenience to smartphone users. Thus, to ease out the worries of a smartphone user, Google has come up with a tool known as Safe Browsing. It protects the system against malicious sites and acts as a safeguard.
How to Use Chrome Safe Browsing on Android
1. Open Google Chrome and tap on the three dots present at the right side of your screen.
2. Tap on the settings.
3. Under the Advanced section, select Privacy.
Sometimes, it is not under a user’s control what malware they invite on to their device when they open a particular site. Thus, it is important to be safe than sorry when it comes to using the internet on a smartphone. It has been a long time since Google has been protecting desktops with its safe mode. Thus, it was high time that something like this came up for the protection of mobile users as well. There are social attacks happening in every part of the world. But there are some attacks that only occur according to a geographical location and it is the duty of the team to protect these users from malicious sites.
Some other benefits include minimization of network traffic and the optimization of services. This results in the lowering in the use of the processor and is a boon for smartphones that have a low memory. Since version 46, Google has automatically enabled safe browsing in Chrome. In this system, when the user attempts to open a site that can prove to be malicious or cause harm in future, a red splash screen opens on the screen that says ‘Deceptive site ahead’. This way, the users are unable to open that particular page or site. If you possess the latest version of chrome, you probably already have the safe mode enabled.