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Google Chrome Stable Security Update

Google has just released a new version of the Google Chrome Stable browser. The new version of Google Chrome Stable is 9.0.597.107 for all supported platforms (which means Linux, Windows and Mac).

The update is a security release as it fixes several security vulnerabilities that have been discovered in previous versions of the browser.

The announcement lists a total of 19 security vulnerabilities that have been fixed in the new version. Of these 19, 16 received a severity rating of high, which is the second-highest available rating. The remaining three vulnerabilities have been rated as medium.

The updates will be applied automatically to existing installations of the Google browser. Users who have disabled automatic updates need to download the latest version of the web browser from the official download page over at Google.

Chrome users can verify the version of their browser by clicking on Tools > About Google Chrome.

The Chrome security team mentioned that their rewards program has now given independent security researchers more than $100,000 since its inception. The program is an incentive for independent security researchers to search for security vulnerabilities in the web browser.

The blog post with details about all 19 security vulnerabilities can be accessed here.

Update: In less than a year, Google Chrome Stable has moved from version 9.0 to version 18 which just got released by the Chrome developers. Google Chrome 18 is a security and feature update for the Google browser. In between those 9 major versions, many new features have been added to Chrome. From hardware acceleration to better HTML5 and CSS support, to Google synchronization features and more.





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    Comments

    1. DanTe said on March 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm
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      I love how all the browsers are updating their securities – conveniently right before the annual PWN2OWN contest :)

      1. Martin said on March 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm
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        Firefox and Thunderbird update today as well ;)

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