How to Try Out the New Insecure Download Blocker in Google Chrome
Google has recently announced a new security feature coming to Google Chrome that would essentially block insecure downloads in the browser, adding a new protection layer to devices where the application is installed.
These include both desktop and mobile, as Google wants to introduce the insecure download blocker on Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, and iOS at some point in the near future.
First of all, what’s an insecure download?
Google uses this term to refer to mixed content downloads, which essentially are downloads through HTTP pages but which start on HTTPS. So technically, you load a HTTPS website, click through a series of pages (all HTTPS), and then when you attempt to download a file, it’s served from a HTTP page. This mixed content approach doesn’t sit well with Google’s attempt to block insecure subresources on secure pages, so the company wants to eventually block all these downloads in Chrome browser.