We all know very well that the tech giant Google’s web browser, of course, Google Chrome has won the browser war: with more than 50% stake, it is ahead of the competition on both desktops and smartphones. However, now the tech giant Google just added extraordinary new features to its Chrome browser.
Google Just Added An Extraordinary New Feature To Chrome
Browsers are the way we all have to communicate with the Web, and although there are many and each one has its strengths, the tech giant Google’s Chrome is the most famous on the Internet.
Still, in spite of its fame, new features are added that allow to improve the experience of web browsing. The site insulation option has been available in beta as a trial feature for some time but is expected to appear in Chrome version 67 as a standard option and with some changes.
What is Site Isolation?
The tech giant Google’s Chrome has distinguished itself from the competition by being fast and having a minimalist interface. In addition, the team behind this browser has tried to apply good security techniques, namely, the isolation of sites.
This feature allows each tab to have its own process. So, if a process stops because of some unexpected error, the browser does not go down.
However, in certain cases, this is not always the case. There are exceptions. For example, if a user opens a link from a given tab, the new tab should also share the same process because it is a related page.
With the new changes, some things will change in this process management.
What will change?
According to a tweet by Nasko Oskov, and the response that followed Justin Schuh, the tech giant Google’s Chrome should receive a major security update very soon and that is to enable the site isolation feature as a default option. If everything goes as planned, the changes should come with version 67 of Google Chrome.
Yup. Looks like we're on track to turn it on in Chrome 67. After that they need to finish locking it down, and work out the plan for Android.
— Justin Schuh 🗑 (@justinschuh) March 31, 2019
In this way, each tab will have its own process and no exceptions will be allowed. Although Chrome has previously been able to prevent the entire browser from being down, it will now be able to achieve the same goal much more easily, due to the implementation of a more restricted set of rules.
In addition, a process on each tab helps in blocking malware and prevents data collection between tabs.
Are there disadvantages?
No doubt that security in Chrome will increase. However, the appearance of this feature will increase the consumption of RAM by the Google browser, which is something that users have come to criticize.
Typically, the amount of RAM used by Chrome is higher than other browsers, and with active site isolation as the default option, it is expected to increase by 10-20%. In fact, it is a significant increase, so each user will have to decide how much they value their Internet security.
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