Chrome 83 Brings New Security Settings

Chrome 83 features Secure DNS, which is a feature built on top of a secure DNS protocol dubbed: DNS-over-HTTPS.

Google rolled out Chrome 83 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The latest version comes with redesigned safety and privacy settings, third-party cookies blocked in Incognito mode, and more developer features.
 
Users can get the latest version now using Chrome’s built-in updater or download it directly from google.com/chrome.
 
Chrome 83 features Secure DNS, which is a feature built on top of a secure DNS protocol dubbed: DNS-over-HTTPS. Chrome now will automatically switch to DNS-over-HTTPS and provide manual configuration options for people who want to use a specific provider.
 
 
The Secure DNS feature makes use of DNS-over-HTTPS in order to encrypt the DNS communication. This helps prevent attackers from observing what sites you visit or sending you to phishing websites.
Source: chromium.org
 
In other words with DNS-over-HTTPS, an attacker can no longer rely on DNS to watch other users’ browsing habits.
 
In Chrome 83, the controls are reorganized into two well-defined segments to help users find the most sensitive website permissions (such as access to the location, camera or microphone, and notifications) and most recent permissions activity.
 
Also, now the browser blocks third-party cookies within each Incognito session by default. Users have the option to allow third-party cookies for specific sites by clicking the eye icon in the address bar.