The bug bounty pays off! This month, "external researchers," or what some would call "hackers," have found a pretty decent amount of flaws within Google's browser, Chrome - about $25,000 worth, paid out by the Chrome Rewards Program, launched in 2010.
With that being said, you'll want to make sure your Chrome Browser is up to date (Version 46). The latest patches fix serious security issues and give you greater visibility when dealing with a sketchy website.
For example, if you're visiting an HTTP site instead of an HTTPS site, the icons that alert you to this have changed. Now, you'll only be alerted when a page isn't safe, rather than have to decipher through the technical jargon of your Internet security - this version is simplified.
See the image below from the Google Online Security blog to see what I mean:
Chrome should update automatically for you, but just in case it didn't, you'll want to double check. Open Chrome and click the icon with three horizontal lines in the upper right corner. Select Help and About>>About Google Chrome. It will tell you the browser version and if there's an update available. You can follow the instructions from there.
Have you noticed Chrome working any better since the latest update? Let us know in the comments.