Tue. Nov 12th, 2019

Chrome 69 plans to disable Flash and block third-party software

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Google plans to disable Flash in Chrome 69 released in September and prohibit third-party software from injecting code into the browser. In order to help companies manage employee password security, a password warning policy has also been added.

In order to further enhance the stability of the browser, Google announced measures in December last year. Starting with Google Chrome 69, third-party software will be prohibited from injecting code into the browser. When the enterprise software needs to inject code into the browser, it needs to manually obtain the permission. This third-party software can be set up in the new ThirdPartyBlockingEnabled policy. In 2017, Adobe announced that it will stop updating and releasing Flash in 2020. After Google has abandoned Flash from Chrome 69, every time the user restarts the browser, they must re-confirm the running of Flash when opening the website with Flash.

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In addition, Chrome 69 adds password alerts to help companies control employee password security. Google said that the company has used password reminder extensions to protect Google accounts in the past few years, so they just added this policy to Chrome 69, which can be used to protect Google and non-Google business accounts. When users enter passwords on dangerous or non-whitelisted websites, they receive a warning and remind them to change their password. Protect your company’s accounts by preventing them from being reused on your website.

Users can click on the on-screen non-screen keyboard or virtual keyboard to make voice input on the Chromebook at any time, but after receiving feedback from the user, Google decided to separate the functions, that is, the voice input function of Chrome 69 will be independent. When the user enables this feature, a small button appears in the Chromebook status area that the user can click to begin typing speech text.