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New look Chrome 69 gets an revamped password manager

Google has released Chrome 69 for desktop, Android and iOS, and delivered a host of new design, security and usability features to celebrate the browser’s 10th anniversary. 

A key feature update is Chrome’s built-in password manager, which will generate a unique and strong password when users need to setup a new account. Of course, it will save it too for signing in during future logins across desktop and mobile.       

Chrome now should also be able to more accurately autofill passwords, addresses, and credit card numbers to speed up checkout forms. The information is saved to the user’s Google account and can be accessed from the Chrome toolbar too. 

On the security front, Chrome 69 is also the version that Google removes the word “secure” from HTTPS sites in order to reflect that the secure version of HTTP is the norm and what users should expect. 

On the other side, Chrome 68 began displaying a “not secure” warning on all HTTP sites, and in Chrome 70 that warning will be ramped up with the addition of a red “not secure” alert when uses enter data on an HTTP page, such as a login page.