Google warns Indian users of data leak after Chrome 79 bug

Google warns of data leak for Indian users after fixing the Chrome 79 bug, urging them to immediately change their passwords on websites that have been affected
Google introduced Chrome 79 in a bid to offer users better password protection

NEW DELHI : Tech giant Google has issued warning of data breach for users in India after fixing the Chrome 79 bug, urging them to immediately change their passwords on websites that have been affected.

Alert pop-ups began emerging on laptops, desktops and mobile screens on Thursday, leaving several Indian users including a media organisation, alarmed to read the warning that their passwords may have been stolen as part of a data leak.

After halting the roll-out of latest version of Chrome after a bug wiped out data in select Android applications, Google resumed Chrome 79’s rollout this week.

The company is now sending notifications to Indian users, on affected websites, advising them to change their password.

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