Chrome 92 is here with bug fixes and new features

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Google has released Chrome version 92, with several fixes for highly severe flaws and new privacy features. Chrome for iOS now lets users lock their incognito tabs with Touch ID, FaceID, and a passcode.

To enable this, one has to navigate to the settings> privacy> lock incognito tabs.

The details about this iOS feature were first revealed by MacRumors. After locking the incognito tabs, they will not be visible after you leave and reopen the browser unless you offer identity authentication.

Security improvements

Google is making it easier to control which sites have access to hardware like microphones, cameras, and location. In a blog post, the company said that to see which sites you have permitted to access hardware, press the lock icon in the address bar.

The panel allows you to turn access to the features ON or OFF.

In future releases, Chrome plans to introduce the option to delete the site from browsing history. In Chrome 92, Chrome Actions has been expanded. It is a feature used to get tasks done with fewer keystrokes. For instance, typing simple things like ‘edit passwords’ or ‘open history’ to get a shortcut to the settings.

What else is new?

Some of the other new actions include a safety check for your passwords and scanning for malicious extensions. For instance, if you type ‘manage security settings’ or ‘manage sync’, the relevant controls open up.

Google has also improved site isolation, a security feature used to prevent Spectre-style side-channel attacks that use Javascript on the web to breach browsers. A website could use this to steal your information without exposing itself.

Of the 35 security flaws it patched, 9 were categorized as severe. To find out what else is in Chrome 92, read Google’s post here.