Google is Planning to Block Insecure Downloads Using Chrome

Chrome block Insecure Downloads

Google is planning to block the insecure downloads from web sources. Today Google announced that the Google would display the warn message to chrome users that the data is to be download is insecure (Block Insecure Downloads).

The search giant announcement is as below-

“Today we’re announcing that Chrome will gradually ensure that secure (HTTPS) pages only download secure files,” said Joe DeBlasio of the Chrome security team in a blog spot. “Insecurely-downloaded files are a risk to users’ security and privacy. For instance, insecurely-downloaded programs can be swapped out for malware by attackers and eavesdroppers can read users’ insecurely-downloaded bank statements.” DeBlasio also wrote-

“In the future, we expect to further restrict insecure downloads in Chrome,”

In iOS and Android versions of Chrome, both the scheduled warning message will come. Though it may be slightly delayed in iOs and Android versions

The Chrome version Chrome 82 will start to warn users in April starting who will download the data from secured website. A pop-up will show on download the mixed content executable files showing the warning message with discard button- “file .exe can’t be downloaded securely”

You can expect all mixed content downloads — the insecure ones anyway — to be blocked in Chrome 86, which Google estimates will launch in October. The chart below helps to better outline the release scheduled and what you can expect from future versions of Chrome.

In Chrome 86, all mixed content downloads which are suspected to be insecure will be blocked. This version is expected to launch in October, 2020. The chart given below will help you to understand better way of scheduled versions and future expectation of Chrome browser.