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    Google Chrome to block insecure HTTP downloads on your Samsung phone

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    Last updated: December 29th, 2022 at 07:14 UTC+01:00

    When you visit an HTTP website, Google Chrome on your Samsung or other Android mobile marks it as “not secure” in the address bar. Recently, Google introduced a new toggle in Chrome that can be found inside the security settings. Turning on “Always use secure connections” forces Chrome to connect to the HTTPS version of the website.

    This comes handy in situations when you accidentally navigate to the unsecured version of the website. In case, there is no secure version of the website available, then a warning message will pop up asking you if you would like to continue. Now, a new code has been spotted, which details that Google is working on expanding the security to protect users from insecure HTTP downloads.

    When you click an HTTPS download link, it takes you to an insecure HTTP server followed by a final HTTPS connection. In this scenario, Google Chrome will block the download as unsafe. Similarly, if you are trying to download any file from a website that is only available in HTTP, then Chrome will block any downloads from that website.

    Well, just like other Google Chrome forms of blocking insecure websites and downloads, you will be able to bypass this block as well. So, the new Google Chrome toggle to block insecure HTTP downloads can be seen as a loud warning instead of an actual feature that blocks the download for real.

    Initially, this Google Chrome toggle will be locked as a flag, which later on will be available as a part of the “Always use secure connections” toggle. Do note that this feature is under development, and will not arrive for broader testing until Chrome 111, which is slated to release in March 2023. So, general users might have to wait until the latter part of 2023 to use this feature.

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