Google encourages security researchers to discover security vulnerabilities in its web browser, Chrome. The recently-concluded Pwnium 2 contest revealed one new vulnerability. A $60,000 prize was awarded to its discoverer, and within hours, a new version of Chrome (22.0.1229.94) that addresses the vulnerability was released.
There’s another new version of Google’s Chrome web browser. Version 22.0.1229.92 addresses several security holes and includes a new version of Flash. The full details are available in the update announcement.
Google’s been busily fixing security holes and adding interesting new features to its web browser.
The change will occur shortly after the release of Internet Explorer 10, on November 15, 2012.
Internet Explorer 8 is the most recent version of the web browser that runs on Windows XP, so anyone who uses Internet Explorer on Windows XP to access Google Apps will need to switch to a different web browser, or upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 after November 15.
Another day, another new version of Chrome. Version 21.0.1180.89 includes security fixes as well as some other minor bug fixes.
New versions of Google’s web browser were announced yesterday.
There are several, platform-specific versions of Chrome, and they are currently out of sync: 21.0.1180.81 for Linux, 21.0.1180.83 for Windows and 21.0.1180.82 for Mac.
The new versions address several security and bug fixes, including the print-preview-takes-forever problem in Windows XP.
Google really pushes out a lot of updates for Chrome, don’t they? The latest update takes the browser to version 21.0.1180.79. The only change is a security fix for Adobe Flash, with the modified code being provided by Adobe. New versions of the Flash plugin for browsers were also released by Adobe today.
Another version of Google’s Chrome browser was announced yesterday. Version 21.0.1180.77 addresses one minor problem.
And just like that, we’ve got another new version of Google’s web browser: 21.0.1180.75.
This version includes security and stability fixes, as well as some additional improvements to the new Flash player.
According to Google’s Chromium blog, the most recent version of the Chrome web browser (21.0.1180.60) includes a new version of Flash that uses a more stable technology for integration into the browser.
According to Google:
Beyond the security benefits, PPAPI has allowed us to move plug-ins forward in numerous other ways. By eliminating the complexity and legacy code associated with NPAPI, we’ve reduced Flash crashes by about 20%.
That sounds promising. Given the massive, ongoing problems with Flash in all browsers, it’s encouraging to see any kind of progress. Of course, this only affects Chrome. Also, it would be nice to see crashes reduced by a number approaching 100%. Oh well.