The upcoming Google Chrome version 63 will include a new security feature that detects Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks on your browser.
The attack MitM occurs when an application installed on your computer or on a local network monitors web traffic.
For malicious users who carry out MitM attacks, the hardest part is if there is HTTPS encrypted traffic. Most MitM attack tools fail to properly rewrite the user's encrypted connections, causing SSL errors that Chrome will detect in an upcoming release.
The new feature of Chrome 63 will be displayed when there is a reason in the form of a new alert screen. The error you see below will appear every time Chrome detects a lot of SSL connection errors in a very short time, which is a sign that someone is trying - and failing - to intercept your Internet traffic.
The new Google Chrome warning screen will not be displayed for antivirus software and your computer firewall, but only for applications that do not rewrite SSL connections correctly, resulting in errors in your browser's SSL connections.
According to the Chromium Development Calendar, Google will release the new Chrome 63 on December 5, except of course for the unexpected.
In the meantime, if you are in a hurry pol? Y you can try the developer preview version also known as Google Canary.
This option is not available by default in Chrome Canary. To activate it follow the following steps:
Find the Google Chrome Canary icon (shortcut) and right-click on it. (See the picture above)
Select "Properties" from the menu in the window that will open.
In the "Target" or "Target" field without deleting what already exists, add the following text "-enable-features = MITMSoftwareInterstitial" and click "Save" or "Apply" and "OK".