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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Google patches Chrome and releases new version

Google just released version 16 of its popular web browser, Google Chrome. At the same time it patched 15 vulnerabilities of which 6 were rated high, 7 rated as medium and 2 as low. Google also paid $6,000 to people who discovered some of the bugs in Chrome. Five outside researchers found 7 bugs while the other 8 were found by Google's own in house developers.

Google releases an updated to its browser about every 6 to 8 weeks compared to Firefox doing its updates every 6 weeks. One new feature of Chrome is an option to add other users so that more than one person can use the browser on a shared computer but keep their passwords, bookmarks, apps etc separate from each other.

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