Chromebooks gain native support for 2FA and faster web sign-ins with Chrome OS 88

Your Chromebook PIN or fingerprint sensor will act as a 2FA method once Chrome OS 88 rolls out. This second layer of account protection keeps you safe even if your online account credentials are compromised.

Chrome OS 79 Stable Channel update arrives: Here’s what you need to know

Google is touting a pair of new features found in Chrome OS 79 which arrives today as a Stable Channel update. There’s more behind the scenes though, so here’s what you need to know when upgrading your Chromebook software.

Google launches Password Checkup; here’s how to use it on your Chromebook

Google’s Password Checker, which will alert you if it sees your account credentials in database of 4 billion known breached accounts, lands on the web. Here’s how to use it on your Chromebook until Google integrates it into Chrome OS.

Chrome OS 78 bringing Password Leak Detection, similar to “Have I been pwned?”

Google introduced a Password Checkup extension in February, and flagged 315,000 passwords as unsafe due to data breaches that first month. Chrome OS 78 will natively include a similar feature for improved online protections.

Chrome OS 74 disables CPU hyperthreading to mitigate Intel vulnerabilities

If you’ve noticed your Chromebook performance to be a little slower with Chrome OS 74, it’s could be due to a change in how your Chromebook handles CPU hyperthreading. Here’s the issue and how to re-enable hyperthreading if you want to.

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