Google has just updated the Google Chrome Stable channel to version 11. This is a landmark considering that the stable branch of the browser is now sharing the "highest-browser-version-crown" with Opera Software's Opera browser.
More important than the version bump to 11 are the security updates that have been implemented in the browser. A total of 25 different security issues have been resolved in Google Chrome 11.
Of those, 16 have received a severity rating of high, the second highest. A further six have received a rating of medium and the remaining three one of low. No security issue has been rated as critical, the highest available rating for security vulnerabilities.
Several of the security vulnerabilities are affecting only the Macintosh or Linux versions of Chrome.
Google has paid security researchers a total of $16,500 for the discovery of security issues in the web browser.
Google Chrome 11 includes a new speech input through HTMl feature which can be used by websites to use a web user's speed input. Google Translate is one of the first services to include a listen option. Speech input requires a microphone connected to the computer.
The Google Chrome update is available directly from within the browser. You can check for the update with a click on the wrench icon in the address bar and the selection of About Google Chrome in the menu.
You find further instructions at our How To Upgrade, Downgrade Google Chrome guide.
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