Google defends Chrome browser's security settings

  • Google defended Chrome browser after data management firm Identity Finder criticized its security design and flaws. 

    Google spokeswoman Leslie Miller responded to the indications and said in a statement that Chrome is a secure browser and it "asks for permission before storing sensitive information like credit card details, and you don't have to save anything if you don't want to."

    Identity Finder CEO Todd Feinman replied to the statement and mentioned that although, one of Chrome's databases is encrypted, the other ones "store strings of text regardless of their sensitivity." Feinman also said the browser doesn't ask for permission before storing credit card details and that it's important for users to understand that Chrome stores such "sensitive personal information in plain text."

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