It is hard to believe that Google Chrome has been working since 2008 and has successfully completed 10 years of its work. Chrome is all set to make the browser as secure and easy to use as possible. All the latest improvements announced earlier this week are an important step towards that goal. Recently, the company announced that Chrome is going to adopt fingerprint authentication on Android. Chrome Fingerprint Authentication On Android will provide increased security to its Android Users.
Chrome Fingerprint Authentication On Android Will Allow Websites To Access Device’s Fingerprint Sensor
The fingerprint Authentication is a good step towards secure browsing. Moreover, it will allow websites to access a device’s fingerprint sensor and shape identification. The Fingerprint sensor support is useful on websites that implement the API so that Touch ID can be used for 2-factor authentication.
In addition to that, the Android version of Chrome will use “shape identification“. Shape identification relies on three different APIs to detect faces, barcodes, and Latin text in images across the web.
The developers have also announced another interesting change. The browser will no longer include the Android and iOS build number in the user-agent identification string. It will be possible after starting this new version of chrome.
All the new changes made are to prevent exploit targeting, fingerprinting, and other abuses as they can lead to personal data breach. So, it will be a good step in achieving their goals because Fingerprint authentication will increase the security. Furthermore, it will not let anyone exploit targeting. The browser will be more secure and easy to use.
Moreover, the Chrome 70 beta is now available for download on Android, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS, and Windows. Most of the other improvements included in the Chrome 70 beta are only for the developers.