Google Chrome 63 will detect Man-in-the-Middle attacks

Google Chrome 63 will include new security features when its launches, including the ability to detect Man-in-the-Middle attacks.

According to a report by Bleeping Computer, Chrome will identify if third-party software is performing the attack – which takes place when an application intercepts the user’s Internet traffic.

Chrome will show users a warning screen when it detects a Man-in-the-Middle attack. It will base the warning on the detection of a large number of SSL connection errors in a short timespan.

The report stated that this is a common sign an attack is taking place on HTTPS traffic, as most attacks fail to correctly rewrite a user’s encrypted connections.

Google is set to release Chrome 63 on 5 December. The feature is already available in Google Canary, but is not enabled by default, stated the report.

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Google Chrome 63 will detect Man-in-the-Middle attacks