In “Yandex Browser” appeared several technologies designed to protect the user’s computer and transmitted data. Their common name – Data Protection Technology. The most important and innovative – a “Secure Wi-Fi». The user can activate this feature when working with the public access point Wi-Fi, and all the traffic, which is sent on HTTP, the server will go through “Yandex” and transmitted via HTTPS – a secure version of the protocol.
The blog “Yandex” says that this technology resembles Mode “Turbo”, except that the data is not compressed. The company also explain why it is necessary to protect the passwords transmitted over HTTP while you use a public access point Wi-Fi:
“Being connected to this Wi-Fi, the user divides the network with all the others. The man at the next table in the café can run on your computer, tablet or phone a special program-sniffer – it captures all the data transmitted by other network members. Or he can use his device in access point mode, expanding a network with common name – for example, FREE_WiFi_Guest. Anyone who has previously used this network with the same name, even in a different location, connect to a fake Wi-Fi automatically, simply by being within range. These unsuspecting people will pass through the device attacker. “
In addition to the “Safe Wi-Fi» to Protect includes other useful (especially for inexperienced users) things: lock suspicious sites and antivirus that scans all downloaded files.
It is reported that the company checks every day tens of millions of pages for malicious code – at the same time with the completion of the search engine indexes. If the site detects malicious code, or resource is used for phishing, the user tried to open a link to it, see the warning. In view, however, this technology is identical to that used in Chrome and Firefox for many years – perhaps with the exception that the base of malicious sites from “Yandex” has its own. She, by the way, is used in “Yandex DNS».
Check downloaded files Antivirus, too, is hardly a new invention, but “Yandex” added to her something unusual and, at first glance, useful: the files downloaded are not directly on the drive, but first pass through the data center of the company, where they are and antivirus checks. This allows you to start the test before the download is complete, which should speed up the process.
All the new features available in the latest version of the “Browser” or rather versions: there are versions for Windows, OS X, iOS and Android.