You should disable automatic downloads in Chrome right now

Google Chrome users on Windows are advised to disable automatic downloads in the web browser to protect authentication data against a new threat discovered recently.

The Chrome browser is the most popular browser right now on desktop devices. It is configured to download safe files automatically to the user system without prompt by default.

Any file that Chrome users download that passes Google’s safe browsing checks will land in the default download directory automatically. Chrome users who want to pick the download folder instead for downloads need to change that behavior in the options.

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