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No Malware for Your Chrome Browser!

Yes, that’s right! Google is ready to answer to all criticisms and security allegation with its all new Chrome browser update. Google has reinforced its browser to be lesser vulnerable to malware than it used to be or it is than other browsers around. Hence, if you continue to use Google Chrome browser, then you will be safer online. Google claims that these new browser update will improve your web browsing experience and make it more secure than ever, with automatic updates and security research. That simply means that the Chrome browser will be able to automatically block malware and will notify users by flagging the site. According to Google, even if an antimalware fails to detect a malware, the ‘Canary’ version will spot it for you.

A cunning Canary?     

Canary, as Google has named its latest Google Chrome update, is designed by developers in ways that it will pop up malware warning notifications which will flash from the area where you view downloads. Such notification will show users that the browser has spotted and blocked a malware attack from being installed on their systems. The Canary will be backed with this new technology will be an additional security to already existing ‘safe browsing’ feature of Google Chrome browser. Google has also added that this new Canary feature is made robust to block up to 10,000 malware-infected websites every day, as per a reputation score.

Google added that “This is in addition to the 10,000 new websites we flag per day with Safe Browsing, which is used by Chrome and other browsers to keep more than 1 billion web users safe. Keeping you secure is a top priority, which is why we’re working on additional means to stop malicious software installs as well.”

Can Google Chrome’s ‘Canary’ save you from malware and hackers? Whether Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or any other browser you use, you need to equip it with the ultimate browser protection against malware and hackers. Hence, download TechGenie Free Antivirus NOW!

Google™ fixes 18 security flaws in Google™ Chrome

Google has announced the release of newest version of its popular Chrome web browser after fixing 18 security glitches and has also added a easy-to-use new feature for its customers.

Updating Chrome

Seven of the vulnerabilities that were fixed in the Chrome version 19.0.1084.46 were classified as high-risk flaws, which means that they could be exploited to take control of infected systems. The users of Chrome can update to version 19 by clicking the wrench icon in the top right corner of the browser and selecting ‘About Google Chrome’.

The latest release of Google Chrome even allows the users to access the open tabs they viewed on their office PC with their tablet or smartphone. To do so the user has to sign in to his Google account. Signing into Chrome syncs other browser settings too, including bookmarks, apps, extensions, history, and themes.

Apple’s Safari grows faster than Chrome in July

According to the postings of Apple’s safari last month, it observed the biggest increase as far as usage share is concerned in the consumer market. It left the nearest competitors like perennial champion chrome far behind in this game of popularity & the number of users. This was the latest declaration of Web metrics vendor Net Applications. It is just like winning the race in the market of internet in a very easy manner.

The chrome users are really in a surprise state. It took the shape of a gain game that turned out to play in the favor of the former one. After the tagging up of the specific browser with Apple’s revenue troika of Mac, iPhone and iPad the profit was unexpected & sky rocketed to the increase of nearly around 8.1% in the month of July this year. It is a kind of an unachievable record that it gained. May be the main reason for ir is the user friendly structure of the same along with some more features that turned out to be in favor of the users. You too will be very much astonished to hear that the monopoly of internet explorer is on the verge of extinction. It dropped by 53 percent that occurred from the early phase of January till July & August respectively.

The browser was in a defeated state that really amazed its users. This is the biggest decline that it had ever experienced. This performance in such a poor state of decline in popularity & uselessness continued at a steady rate for three months simultaneously along with some other traits that didn’t go in favor of the same. It is a prediction that it would fall at a steady rate of minimum fifty percent by the end of this year. It is a perfect matter of fact that Google Chrome was the only equipment that improved its general performance by growing & maintaining its general share by 13.5%. Although the performance was not at all credible with the 15 percent share on October last year. Similar was the case with two other very popular internet browsers, Mozilla’s Firefox and Opera Software’s Opera. The lost the usual place of popularity bearing a loss of nearly two tenths of its users along with some of the very long & huge problems still in the picture.  Firefox, which kicked off a rapid-release schedule in late June that will result in a new version every six weeks, now accounts for 21.5% of all browsers, more than three points down from its peak in November 2009.

Google™ Fixes Chrome Bugs, Gives Gamers Free Chrome OS Laptops

Google launched its web browser Google Chrome on the Windows platform three years back. Since then we have been comparing it with various other explorers and trying to find out how secure this browser is. Few weeks back in the month of February, Google released a new, updated version of its Chrome browser. It is being said that they have fixed 19 vulnerabilities which were present in the last version. The new version of Chrome browser also includes an updated version of Adobe Flash. Adobe and Google have also collaborated closely on integrating new versions of Flash into Chrome as quickly as possible. On the same day of the release of this updated browser, Google also surprised the whole gaming community. All the attendees at San Francisco’s Game Developers’ Conference (GDC) were offered free Chrome OS laptops.

Google on that day announced that they have fixed 19 bugs in Chrome browser. They also handed out $14,000 as bug bounties. With this payout, it for the first time that Chromium Security Rewards program has crossed the $100,000 mark. (If one can remember, Chromium Security Rewards program was launched in 2010 beginning and it was started to reward some selected, interesting and original vulnerabilities which were reported to Google by their security research community. The base reward for eligible bugs is $500 and if particularly severe or clever bug is encountered, the person submitting the bug will get a reward of $1337).

Among the bugs, sixteen were classified as “High” risk bugs, and these sixteen included a URL bar spoof, crashes with JavaScript dialogs, form controls and SVG (scalable vector graphics) rendering. This also contains three critical vulnerabilities related to the graphics processing unit (GPU) process in the browser. The rest three bugs were rated as medium. The reward of $ 14000 was distributed among nine individuals and teams. Sergey Glazunov and Martin Barbella, both identified three bugs each and they both took $3000 home.

We all know about Pwn2Own competition. It is a hacking competition where the hackers target to crack web browsers and mobile phones. This Pwn2Own competition is going to be organized for the fifth time this year (it is an annual competition). Google has announced that if any researcher can topple Chrome browser, it is going to reward him $20,000.

It can be easily understood that all these were done by Google in order to gather support for its new operating system, Chrome OS. According to Information Week, Google gave the attendees of Games Developers’ Conference, their own Chrome OS beta laptop. And the people who attended two GDC sessions, they were provided with blue cards so that they could trade in for the Cr-48. (It is the notebook designed for testing Chrome OS). This new version of Chrome is now available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.

New Privacy Feature for IE unveiled by Microsoft

Policy makers have recently been discussing about how private data was pilfered through third party advertising partners of website that users visit Federal Trade Commission proposal plans to impose a do not track feature which would help a user avoid sharing unnecessary user information with such websites.

Microsoft trying to maintain its identity as a market leader has now taken the first step towards filtering content in a webpage that may have privacy issues. In the recent launch of the beta version of its Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft’s Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President of Internet Explorer announced plans of the introduction of this new ground breaking feature. With this new Add-on the consumer would be in control of with whom he/she shares his private data. Analysts say this feature could help you from avoiding third party ad sites to gain data about your browsing history. Such advertisement sites study this data to give you Ads tailor made for you according to the research on the sites visited by you.

Though recent reports suggest that this feature won’t be as comprehensive as the one proposed by the Federal Trade Commission in many ways like firstly it would be the users job to create lists of sites he/she wants to block which is creating a huge hullabaloo because it is hard to identify which sites actually store or share your private data, secondly this feature will not be automatically turned on when it will be released with IE 9. Here, many feel Microsoft is trying to appease both customers and advertising partners by keeping in mind the security needs of the latter and the need for consumer data by the former.

This could be Microsoft’s trump card considered by many to be a step to regain control of the web browser market from its rivals, namely the new entrant Chrome, Opera and Mozilla fire fox. Google’s Chrome is currently heading to reach the No 1 position among web browsers.

Microsoft needs a strong player to gain back its foot hold in this market. It was a key player and had held its dominance since 1995. Its strongest contender in the market as of now is Google Chrome touted to provide better browsing speeds and an enhanced browsing experience. To rival it MS IE 9 is claimed to have a better uncluttered User Interface (U I) to provide more onscreen space.

The beta version has been tried and now has the consumer’s eagerly awaiting MS Internet explorer 9 which is expected to be a big success.  2011 is a very crucial year for Microsoft. Its brand value is riding on products like these. Let’s hope with these and many more planned releases Microsoft maintains its Cult brand Image and keeps its fan base satisfied and longing for more.

Google Follows Mozilla for a Change

In its latest bid to keep Google users safe, the search engine has taken a leaf from Mozilla’s book, the security book to be more precise and has blocked the launch of outdated plug – in its Google Chrome browser just like Mozilla’s Firefox security does. A trio of Google’s security engineers said in a post on the Chromium Blog that plug-ins that are out of date and hence prone to the exploitation of bugs would be refused a run in Chrome, hence making it more secure. Chromium is the name given to the open source development project that supports the Chrome Browser.

Users will be warned on initiation of infrequent plug-in

Though when exactly will this step be seen functional in Chrome. The only time span that has been indicated is that it will happen somewhere in the “medium term”. The plug-ins that would be blocked were not specified either. The engineers also informed that the users will receive assistance to update their old plug-ins. The engineers, Chris Evans, Juien Tinnes and Michael Zalewski also said that the users will receive a warning on the attempt of the initiation of an infrequently used plug in. as there are many plug ins that are installed but seldom required by internet users presently, so an attempt to initiate such a plug in can raise suspicion and hence Google Chrome will be warning the users on the event. However, the exact definition of these ‘infrequently utilised’ plug-ins was not touched upon by Evans, Tinnes or Zalewski.
There was no response from Google when quizzed about the changes in Chrome, any requests for details, information or clarification went unanswered.

What makes Chrome similar to Firefox now?

This move makes Google and Chrome a follower of Mozilla whose browser is already armed with the service of blocking out-dated plug-ins. The basic plug-in block was added to Firefox 3.5 by Mozilla in September last year, but the feature was fleshed out in Firefox 3.6 debuting in January. The latest Firefox has the ability to check browser plug-ins like Adobe’s Flash player or Quicktime (Apple) to ensure that they are up to date, further blocking out vulnerable ones from loading and then assisting users as to how to update the software. The engineers also informed that the users will receive assistance to update their old plug-ins. The engineers, Chris Evans, Juien Tinnes and Michael Zalewski also said that the users will receive a warning on the attempt of the initiation of an infrequently used plug in.

Both Mozilla and Google agree to the fact that the step has been taken in response to the increased attacks against such vulnerable plug-ins as Adobe’s Flash Player and Reader. However Google remains ahead of Mozilla in many other arenas.

For instance, chrome can update Adobe’s Flash Player automatically. It has even added an integrated PDF viewer to its “developer” built that is for Windows and Mac.

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