During the past month, both Google and Mozilla developers have added support in their respective browsers for "headless mode," a mechanism that allows browsers to run silently in the OS background and with no visible GUI.
Google released today Google Chrome 59, a new version of the Chrome browser, which this month comes with a complete revamp of the Settings section.
Google has just confirmed that a version of Chrome with built-in ad-blocking features is in the works, and the company hopes to release it in "early 2018."
Ran Bar-Zik, a web developer at AOL, has discovered and reported a bug in Google Chrome that allows websites to record audio and video without showing a visual indicator.
Just by accessing a folder containing a malicious SCF file, a user will unwittingly share his computer's login credentials with an attacker via Google Chrome and the SMB protocol.
Google will release Chrome 58.0.3029.96 in the coming days and weeks, and as part of this update, the company plans to move some of its 32-bit users to Chrome's 64-bit version.
Google announced plans to increase the usage of the "Not secure" indicator on sites loaded via HTTP. The company's plan includes two major changes.
Chrome 58 is being rolled out to Windows, Linux, and Mac users and should be available to everyone over the next few days. Along with 29 security updates, this new version also blocks domains that use Cyrillic letters that resemble Latin letters and adds support for Progressive Web Apps on Android.
Browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Opera are vulnerable to a new variation of an older attack that allows phishers to register and pass fake domains as the websites of legitimate services, such as Apple, Google, eBay, and others.
With the launch of the Windows 10 Creators Update and Edge 40 (EdgeHTML 15), Microsoft has released a new battery usage test that, naturally, trashes the company's competition.
With little fanfare, Google added a new Chrome feature that prevents the content of current pages from jumping up or down as other content gets loaded on the same page.