Google Chrome tests Strict Extension Isolation to make its browser more secure

Google Chrome has been spotted testing a new command to improve it the performance and user experience of its browser.

Google Chrome keeps efficiency as its primary aim as can be seen through countless features and optimum performance. An example of this would be its 'sandboxing' feature for tabs that keep each tab rather distinctive and working its algorithm in case one crashes, none of the others would be affected.

Although most of the users are unaware of these programs and their relevance, this does receive quite a positive response. However, Google extensions have a different working process. Extensions are software that you download on Chrome that increases efficiency and helps you run your software smoothly. These include advanced font settings and launchers.

Now, Google does not have separate processes. Google has allowed extensions to share site processes to work in better sync and coordination. It also keeps the process count lower which makes your PC run more smoothly avoiding crashes. The extension 'sharing' rule stated that if the extensions exceeded 1/3rd of the total limit, then further extensions were to share other random extensions but this did have its downside where the sites often slowed down.

Google took notice and of course, made changes to upgrade their processes. The new feature consists of a lock that will secure all extension processes, giving them a little room to work freely even when the extensions cross the limit given. Unlike tabs that were labeled and work by ‘sandboxing’, it was seen that Google refrained from addressing its extensions as a sandbox feature as well, however it does seem to us that it is a particular type of ‘sandboxing’, but only for extensions.

Since Chrom would now load each of your sites privately, even if an original site bypasses one of its old ‘occupied’ sites, the now enabled extra-security will keep the sites secure and prevent any stealing.

The process to enable these extensions is pretty uncomplicated. You just need to switch on your computer and open up Chrome. Then, search the enable site per process in the search box and press enter. You will then need to navigate to Google chrome's settings page. Lastly, besides the strict site location, select enable. You just need to select the relaunching option and viola! You're done. Or you could just head up to Google Chrome help and read the site isolation update and its steps.

As a layman, these changes would not be noticeable in the chrome update however if you're detail-oriented, you might see more processes. Of course, since it is a hidden feature, it would not be of many appeals to the public but we expect a positive response as users notices the slight change in the former crashing affair. It would also strengthen security by a huge margin.

The strict extension isolation is indeed a superior mode and is bound to make the user experience a lot easier. What is your opinion on this?


H/T: CS.

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