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.
As everyone kind of expected, Google Chrome, the world's leading browser with a comfortable market share of above 50%, is also the most installed software package.
Google Chrome engineers announced plans today to gradually remove trust in old Symantec SSL certificates and intent to reduce the accepted validity period of newly issued Symantec certificates, following repeated slip-ups on the part of Symantec.
Chrome engineers are planning to remove two options from Chrome that allow users to quickly close a large number of tabs with just a few clicks.
Starting with Chrome 57, released last week, Google has put a muzzle on the amount of resources background tabs can use.
A new malicious application tries to disguise itself as the Google Chrome browser to fool victims into entering their payment card details. The app is still active at the time of writing and sends collected user details to an AOL email address.
Version 57 of the Google Chrome for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows is available for download, or update, using the browser's built-in update feature.
Google said today that starting March 31, 2017, Safe Browsing will show a special message if the user is attempting to download software known to modify Google Chrome settings, or attempting to inject ads in the user's browsing experience.
A large chunk of the 120,000 Chromebooks deployed at Maryland's Montgomery County schools went down last week after computers using Symantec BlueCoat security software weren't able to handle TLS 1.3 connections that Google started supporting with the release of Chrome and Chrome OS 56.
A malvertising campaign has specifically targeted and redirected Chrome users to a website they couldn't leave unless they agreed to install a rogue Chrome extension.
After five years of litigation at various levels of the US legal system, today, following the conclusion of a jury trial, Google was ordered to pay $20 million to two developers after a jury ruled that Google had infringed on three patents when it designed some of Chrome's anti-malware features.
Google says that starting with February 8, Chrome users will have to use version 54 or 55 (current) if they want to access their Gmail accounts.
Google has made a few changes to recent Chrome versions that most users are bound to disagree with since it takes away some of their control over the browser.
"Antivirus software vendors are terrible; don't buy antivirus software, and uninstall it if you already have it (except for Microsoft's)." This is how Robert "Roc" O'Callahan, a former Mozilla bigwig engineer started a blog post today, in which he details a long list of issues that antivirus software have caused to browser vendors.
Chrome 56 is being rolled out to Windows, Linux, and Mac users and should be available to everyone over the next few days. Along with 56 security updates, this new version comes with quite a few goodies such as HTML5 by default, support for the Sticky position attribute, and the Web Bluetooth API.
Mozilla's security team previewed today a new set of indicators that will be added to Firefox 51, set for launch on Monday, January 23, and subsequent Firefox versions.
Google Chrome users need to be on the lookout for websites trying to trick them into downloading a font update package for their browser, as most chances are that the file is laced with malware.
The Internet Archive has launched on Friday a Chrome extension that will detect "Page not found" and other web errors and replace them with a copy from its Wayback Machine, if available. The extension is already available on the Chrome Web Store.