Users can limit access to pages with the same authentication methods as the main lock screen
The browser has a tool to block access to incognito mode by asking for a fingerprint or a PIN.
Android users have a privacy option that allows them to protect open pages in incognito mode in the Google Chrome browser, by limiting your access with your fingerprint or pin from the main lock screen.
This is a tool that is in a testing phase, but anyone can access it through a process. Something that is already available on iOS but with the difference that iPhone users can access using facial recognition, in addition to other options.
This feature is expected to be open for all Android phones in the future.
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This enables incognito mode blocking
This is a long process and it is in English, so it is important to take note and follow the instructions well to configure it without any problem. The first steps are:
1. Open Chrome on the mobile device.
2. Copy and paste this link in the browser: chrome://flags/#incognito-reauthentication-for-android.
3. Select the ‘Avalible’ button.
4. Find the option ‘Enable device reauthenticate for Incognito’.
5. Click on the reset button.
The browser has a tool to block access to the incognito mode asking for fingerprint or PIN.
At this point the app will close and turn back on automatically. Then the second part needs to be done to configure the function:
1. Go to Settings > Privacy and security.
2. Turn on the 'Lock incognito tabs when I quit Chrome' option.
3. Finally, it will verify the fingerprint or PIN that is used on the lock screen.
Although it is a long process, once it is activated, no modifications should be made and it will remain active for future versions of Chrome on Android.
This tool allows that if a page is opened in incognito mode and the application is changed or the initial screen is returned, when wanting to return it will be necessary to enter one of the two authentication methods to access.
Said configuration will only affect the tabs that are used in this mode, because the ones that are opened normally will continue to be visible without a previous security screen.
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Passkey, the method for not using passwords in Chrome
Both the web browser and the application for mobile devices will be supported by this Google tool, which searches simplify logins on any platform.
“Passkeys are a significantly more secure replacement for passwords and other phishing authentication factors. They cannot be reused, do not leak on server breaches, and protect users from phishing attacks,” the company mentioned.
Passkey for developers on Android and Chrome will enable key capabilities for cross-platform passwordless logins, including:
– Allowing users to create and use passkeys ) on Android devices (securely synced via Google Password Manager)
– Let developers add support for passkeys ) on your websites with Chrome using the WebAuthn API, on Android and other platforms.
passkeys back up and sync with the cloud to prevent crashes if the device they were generated on is lost, and can be used to log in to websites on an Android device or to sign in to websites on another device.