Google releases Chrome 10 to offer password syncing

News by Dan Raywood

Google has announced the launch of the latest version of its Chrome browser.

Google has announced the launch of the latest version of its Chrome browser.

Following a beta trial last month, Google has released Chrome 10 with more emphasis on speed, as well as a new settings page and password sync support.

Chrome software engineer Tim Steele claimed that with this upgrade complex web applications will run more quickly and responsively in the browser, while the new settings interface will avoid complications with changing a home page or importing bookmarks.

“We've added a search box that shows you the settings you're looking for, as you type. On top of that, you can also copy and paste a direct link into Chrome's address bar to jump to a specific settings page,” he said.

“For those of you who save your passwords in the browser, you can now quickly log on to the websites you frequent even when you switch computers, by simply synchronising those passwords across your computers. You can also encrypt those passwords with your own secret passphrasefor extra security. To enable sync on each of your computers, visit the 'Personal Stuff' section in Chrome's settings (or just type 'sync' in the settings search box). You can also choose to sync bookmarks, extensions, preferences, themes and more.”

Chrome 10 also features extended sandboxing technology to the integrated Flash Player.

Jason Miller, data team manager at Shavlik, said: “This update contains numerous security fixes with three of the updates containing multiple critical security updates. The number of security releases and their frequency is showing a trend of Google addressing vulnerabilities at an extreme rate.”

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