Google Chrome’s new big update will deliver safer online payments
Making sure you stay safe online while shopping should be a lot easier with a new Google Chrome update.
The company has revealed that the next version of its web browser will offer an improved security system for managing online payments.
Google Chrome 95, which is now in beta, will include a new “payment” extension to the browser’s web authentication API, which means that a bank or other institution will also need to certify that the transaction is legitimate.
Chrome 95 payments
The Google Chrome team says this new feature is important because it allows the merchant to have additional visibility on who is making a transaction on their site, all certified by online payment through the payment request API of Google Chrome using the “secure payment confirmation” payment. method.
The European Union recently decided that such practices are becoming a requirement for online merchants across the continent, and a number of other jurisdictions are expected to follow suit.
“This feature enables a consistent, low friction, and strong authentication experience using platform authenticators,” Google added in a Chromium blog post describing the new features.
“The proposed functionality provides a better user experience and stronger security than existing solutions.”
The new version will also completely remove support for FTP URLs, making the browser safer to use for all Chrome customers, after a gradual relaxation of the functionality. Chrome 95 will now also add support for URLs with non-IPv4 hostnames ending in numbers, and will include a new EyeDropper API that makes it easier to create custom color pickers.
Chrome 95 is now in beta, with Google hoping for a full version later this year.