Google Chrome 63 will reportedly help prevent MitM attacks

By : |September 12, 2017 0
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As per Sasha Perigo’s tweet, the Google Chrome 63 update might include a new security feature that will help prevent Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks. Sasha Perigo is a Stanford University student who interned at Google and has developed this feature with the team responsible for Chrome.

What is MitM?
She explains in her previous tweets that “we define man in the middle software as software that intercepts and rewrites a user’s SSL connection including antiviruses and firewalls.”

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MitM attacks basically give a backdoor entry to the attacker into your connection so that all the traffic goes to them first. This browser snooping traffic might just come to end with Chrome’s latest update. So now, Chrome 63, is set to inform you when it notices large number of SSL errors in quick succession.

It will generate a new error message, telling you that someone is trying to intercept your traffic. Something like the screenshot that has been tweeted above by Sasha who is part of the development team for the feature.

So, if your firewall and antivirus have failed to rewrite your encryptions Chrome 63 will trigger an error message and warn you. It is said that that Chrome 63 is launching on December 5, unless it encounters any setbacks.

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