4 interesting changes in Chrome 68

26 July 2018, by

Somewhere between the heat and the last days in the office before the summer holidays, Chrome 68 has arrived! From July 24th, every device that operates with this popular browser is gradually being able to have the update that comes with quite a few changes. They are notably interesting for those who have a company or admin devices for a company. So, if you are amongst them, get informed, take action, and then vacation time!

The big change: ΗΤΤP sites marked as “not secure”

The biggest change in Chrome 68, as we have already informed you, is that all websites that use the HTTP protocol are marked as “not secure”. And to be honest, the mark is not undue at all, as HTTP is ancient by computer standards and easy to be attacked by intruders.

On the other hand, HTTPS sites that have “secure” mark and a padlock in the address bar, make sure that all the data that are transferred from and to them, are encrypted so that no third party, without permission, can read or steal them.

So, if you have a company and its online presence does not come with HTTPS, you probably understand why the new Chrome 68 is essential for you. By purchasing the best for your needs SSL certificate, you will make your website HTTPS and your visitors feel more secure!

Smaller but useful changes in Chrome 68

Besides all the above, there are smaller but useful changes in the Chrome 68 edition, for those who have Chromebooks or admin devices with Chrome OS.

Printer management
Admins can now have a better control of the printers, as there is a new feature blocking users from adding manually one without permission.

Chrome 68 makes possible to sign in to a device using a numeric PIN. In the past, users could only use a PIN to unlock their device after first signing in with a password! Less time lost!

Automatic re-enrollment
Before this new Chrome edition, each time a managed Chrome OS device was wiped out, the assigned user was obliged to enter their username and password so as to re-enroll. Now, there is a new feature that allows an admin to remove that requirement. If an admin does so, devices will automatically complete the re-enrollment after connecting to a network.

That’s all for now! We hope that this post was helpful and prepared you well for this new Chrome edition. There are more to come concerning the HTTP treatment by this popular browser, so stay tuned.

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