Google has announced that it will prevent millions of PCs from downloading the most recent version of Chrome, which may force millions of people to purchase new hardware in order to stay safe online.
This week, millions of Windows users received a new setback that may finally force many of them to upgrade their computers. Due to Google’s recent announcement, users of older Windows 7 and Windows 8 devices will not be able to use Chrome 110, making them significantly more susceptible to security flaws and online attacks.
No More Chrome Updates
As you may be aware, Chrome is frequently updated with new features and necessary patches that frequently fix flaws that are referred to as “zero-day” vulnerabilities. These problems can be very serious because they have “zero-day” ratings, which indicates that hackers are aware of the flaws and are actively taking advantage of them.
Users must now think about switching to something new if they want to stay safe online because Google no longer supports Chrome updates on some versions of Windows.
Since that restriction was made public last week, anyone looking to switch software will now need to upgrade immediately to Windows 11.
That may sound simple, but older laptop owners may find that their devices are incompatible with the new Microsoft operating system, which only means one thing. purchasing a fresh laptop!
Older versions of Chrome will continue to function, according to Google, but no new updates will be made available for users of these operating systems.
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Google Will Erase 15 Minutes Browsing Data
Additionally, a new feature for Chrome that will enable users to delete their most recent 15 minutes of browsing history on Android is also reportedly being developed by tech giant Google.
According to Android Authority, a new flag was discovered in Chrome for Android that suggested the tech giant is developing a new feature called “quick delete.”
The overflow menu, which can be found where there are three vertical dots in the top right corner, is likely to offer access to the new feature.
It is still unknown, according to the report, whether the data being erased would only include browser history or include all activity associated with an account.
A similar function, which allowed users to immediately delete the previous 15 minutes of browsing history from their mobile applications, was introduced by the company in July 2021.
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