Chrome 84 was released on Tuesday, July 14 on the Chrome official channel. While this update was fairly minor, it did add Web OTP (One-Time Passcode) API support, which is a big step towards standardizing OTP SMS code automation on mobile devices. Web OTP API, created by Apple, allows mobile web browsers to detect incoming SMS messages that contain one-time passcodes. This allows web browsers to easily automate Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) by saving the user from having to remember the passcode and manually enter it. Reducing the level of difficulty for users helps to increase adoption of MFA, which is critical for protecting account access when passwords are frequently stolen or guessed by attackers. This update also brought some other security features to Chrome, in the form of automatic notification popup blocking on sites with a reputation for abusing notifications and launching too many notifications.
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