New Google Chrome update brings added security for Mac users


The impressive Safe Browsing that protects Google Chrome users has now been expanded to cover macOS owners.

The feature warns users if they navigate to dangerous sites or download suspicious files as well as offering protection from unwanted software or targeted malware.

Google believe that the feature will reduce the number of instances of macOS specific malware and unwanted software affecting Apple desktops and laptops.

The security update went live for macOS users on 31 March, Google said.

Google Chrome Safe Browsing Mac

This latest news comes after Google released another update recently that fixed a phishing scam aimed at Gmail users.

The scam tricked users into clicking on a fake login which then allowed personal data to be stolen.

The issue was detected by Wordfence and they posted details in a blog post.

Google fixed this in the last update and this was confirmed by Wordfence in a later blog post.

The company revealed that the release of Chrome version 56.0.2924 protected against the phishing scam issue

It is important that all users check that they are using the latest version of Chrome to ensure that they are not exposed to any similar attacks on their devices.

If you are unsure how to check if you are running the latest version of the browser, simply follow these steps:

1. Open Chrome on your device
2. In the top right hand corner you will see three dots, select this and click ‘More’
3. If you see an option for ‘Update Google Chrome’, click on it. If you don’t, you have the latest version installed
4. If you do need to update, click ‘Relaunch’ when asked to do so


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