This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more.X

Google fixes 50 security flaws in new version of Chrome

Share this article:

Google has launched a new version of its Chrome web browser which includes 50 security fixes. Chrome has more than 750 million active users worldwide and rivals Internet Explorer as the world's most popular web browser.

Google has launched a new version of its Chrome web browser, which includes 50 security fixes. Chrome has more than 750 million active users worldwide and rivals Internet Explorer as the world's most popular web browser.

The new Chrome version 30 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame contains several enhancements, including easier searching by image, new applications and extension APIs, and improvements to its stability and performance.

The security fixes include some 15 patches that Google rates as ‘high' or ‘medium' level severity. Google pays outside developers who spot and fix such bugs under its ‘vulnerability reward programme'.

The company paid more than $25,000 (£15,000) in rewards to overhaul the latest version of Chrome and has made hundreds of reward payments during the product's lifetime, ranging in value from $500 to more than $30,000 (£300 to £18,000).

The problems fixed in the current version include various ‘use-after-free' errors which could cause the browser to crash, and ‘address bar spoofing' malware which installs a fake address bar and forces the browser to display web pages chosen by the attacker.

Google Chrome is an open-source browser that was first launched in September 2008.

Share this article:

SC webcasts on demand

This is how to secure data in the cloud


Exclusive video webcast & Q&A sponsored by Vormetric


As enterprises look to take advantage of the cloud, they need to understand the importance of safeguarding their confidential and sensitive data in cloud environments. With the appropriate security safeguards, such as fine-grained access policies, a move to the cloud is as, or more, secure than an on-premise data storage.


View the webcast here to find out more

More in News

Defending Critical Infrastructure: only 6% of incidents malicious

Defending Critical Infrastructure: only 6% of incidents malicious

The weather, or even simple mis-configuration, are threats to critical infrastructure, but in an emergency, could government now run privatised utilities?

Scammers tap the power of Facebook to offer `free' iPhones a-plenty

Scammers tap the power of Facebook to offer ...

Free iPhone? More like an iPhoney...

FBI's facial and fingerprint super-database goes live

FBI's facial and fingerprint super-database goes live

The FBI: we have your facial and fingerprint templates on file...