The security of our mobile phones is something that can never be improved. One of the applications most affected by attacks is the web browser, which is why it is very good news that Google has confirmed two security improvements in Chrome for Android.
Currently, when we make a purchase through Chrome for Android with our credit card, we are asked for the CCV of it, the three-digit code on the back. This is done to confirm that we are the holders of said card.
With the next update of the application it will only be necessary to give the CCV when we use the card for the first time in Chrome. From the second time we will be asked to we identify with our fingerprint using the mobile sensor. Depending on the mobile, other biometric identification systems could also be activated, such as the iris recognition of some Samsung mobiles.
In this way we will not have to remove the card from our wallet every time we use it.
This function was already available in Chrome for Windows and Mac and in the coming weeks it will also be operational on Android phones.
Improving password management in Chrome for Android
Another change that we will see in Chrome for Android is a new password manager.
The change is visual but it will make it much more difficult for web pages to try to impersonate it as it will appear as an Android window, not as a popup within the web page or application in question. The position of the new dialog box will make it more comfortable to use with one hand, not having to scroll to the part of the screen where we are entering the password.