Tech Giant Google has sent warnings to Indian users for data breach after it has repaired the Chrome 79 bug, urging users to change their passwords immediately. There have been alert pop-ups appearing on laptops, desktops and mobile screens alarming Indian users to stay aware of data breach and security issues.
After stopping from introducing the latest version of Chrome after a bug wiped out data in select Android applications, Google finally resumed Chrome 79’s rollout. The company now keeps on sending notifications to the Indian users asking them to change their existing password.
“Change your password. A data breach on a site or app exposed your password. Chrome recommends changing your password for the site,” read the warning pop-up.
A user, while trying to log Freshtohome, an e-commerce platform for fresh and chemical-free seafood, received the warning pop-up. An Indian media group also received the same pop-up while logging into one of their portals.
The tech giant introduced Chrome 79 in order to offer users better password protection. The rollout of Chrome 79 resumed this week on desktop and mobile platforms as confirmed by Google’s Chrome Releases blog.
Chrome 79 (79.0.3945.93) for Android includes a fix for the WebView bug.
The fix is described as, “Resolves an issue in WebView where some users’ app data was not visible within those apps. The app data was not lost and will be made visible in apps with this update”.
A public statement on the same was made that stated, “”We are currently discussing the correct strategy for resolving this issue which will be one of: a) continue the migration, moving the missed files into their new locations. b) revert the change by moving migrated files to their old locations. We will let you know which of these two options have been chosen soon.”