Chrome and Advanced Protection: suspicious files can be sent for analysis
Users in the Advanced Protection program can send suspicious downloads to Google for in-depth analysis on demand.
As part of its Advanced Protection program, Google adds a novelty with the possibility for users to send from the Chrome browser, suspicious files so that they pass through the mill thorough analysis.
When a user downloads a file, Safe Browsing technology performs a quick check based on metadata and to determine if it is potentially suspicious.
If it is not clearly malicious but therefore with suspicion, a warning message is displayed. A user will be able to choose to send the file to the Google cloud for further inspection with real-time statistical and dynamic analysis techniques.
In return, Chrome will warn the user about the dangerousness of the file. Google specifies that a user can override such a procedure and open the file without analysis … if they are sufficiently confident.
Remember that the Advanced Protection program (which also covers Nest devices) has for The main goal is to strengthen the security of a Google account and to add improved security features. Initially intended for people particularly exposed to the risk of targeted attacks online, it is free but requires the purchase of two security keys.