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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 Fortifies the Security of Chrome with Improved Encryption Protection

Google is all geared up to improve its security settings with its next release of Chrome browser. It is now going to encrypt all search queries sent from the software. The next version of Chrome is now available in the beta channel and all searches will be encrypted using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL).

When a browser uses SSL to encrypt any information from a browser to a website, then you get a green padlock on the web address in the address box. Google calls this little padlock, ‘omnibox’, as it works as a place to put in your search terms as well as insert your URL.

As a user, you will not see much difference in your browsing experience, because of this new feature. Of course, you will notice an improved speed in getting your search results because of Google’s use of the SPDY protocol in the software.

Encryption is the new way to go

Though Google started using encryption for search queries for Chrome users signed in to their Google accounts in 2011, it has now extended to all the browser users whether logged into Google account or not.

Mozilla started encryption for Google searches performed through Firefox browser in July 2012. Apple followed next by enabling search encryption on Safari by September 2012.

Encryption is one of the safest ways to search online today. It prevents a marketer from getting information from a website about searches performed.

Google™ Chrome 21 Beta for web-developers

Google has lately unveiled a novel 21 Beta version for its highly-popular Chrome browser.

Chiefly designed for the web-developers, the 21 Beta version for Chrome browser is to analyze as well as try a couple of new APIs, including getUserMedia API and Gamepad JavaScript API.

Amongst the two APIs, getUserMedia API enables web apps straight access to your web cam and microphone through the browser, eliminating the need of any kind of plug-in. The most amazing aspect about getUserMedia API is that it interacts with the CSS filters and WebGL in order to apply amazing effects on the captured video. While, conversely, Gamepad JavaScript API is a way more multipurpose API as it offers the developers direct access to input from the installed gamepad.

Apart from this, the newly released 21 Beta for Chrome browser also comes equipped with Google Cloud Print.

Download BitTorrent® files with Google™ Chrome extension- OneClick

Traditionally downloading a BitTorrent file requires a piece of software called as uTorrent. But by some means, you don’t have the mentioned software on your machine and at the same time you want to download a BitTorrent file, what would you do then? Probably download the software.

But now with Google Chrome’s one-of-its-kind extension known as “OneClick” you can straightaway download BitTorrent file.

Here’s how?

If you don’t have uTorrent software on your PC and want to download BitTorrent file, then just install Google Chrome’s OneClick extension.

Developed by BitTorrent’s Torque Labs, OneClick enables you click on a torrent and it will straightaway download the file, eliminating the need of having a separate BitTorrent client.

Wondering, where does the file go after downloading with OneClick? As soon as you click on a torrent, the files within it automatically get saved right in the browser.

How’s OneClick useful?

This Google Chrome’s extension is extremely handy and makes the torrenting process super simple.

French Security Experts crack Internet Explorer® 9 at a hacking event

If you are of the opinion that the Microsoft browser that you are using on your computer or tablet is absolutely safe then hold on! Here is something that will certainly make you think again. Even, the latest and safest browser from Microsoft i.e. Internet Explorer 9 is not totally hack proof.

In a recent annual hacking event named Pwn2Own, a team of experts from VUPEN Security brought down Internet Explorer 9 by taking advantage of two bugs, an unpatched heap overflow flaw and a memory-corruption vulnerability. They used the two bugs to execute the attack code that allowed them to bypass the Protection Mode security feature embedded in Internet Explorer 9.

“It was difficult because the heap overflow vulnerabilities are not very common,” said Chaouki Bekrar, CEO and chairman of VUPEN Security. “They [the flaws] are rare but they are useful, because you can use the same vulnerability to achieve memory leak and thus bypass ASLR,” he added.

The experts from VUPEN Security showcased their brilliance by hacking Google Chrome on the first day of this annual hacking contest, which was held at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver.

Google patches 30 Chrome bugs, adds Instant Pages

Before we start discussing about the updates of Chrome let’s try to look back at history and try to find out what is Google Chrome. Since the launch of Google Chrome on September 2, 2008 it has been growing with time. In December 11, 2008 when it was officially launched it had 1% of total market share. Thought it s believed Eric Schmidt never wanted to develop a new browser as he never felt of getting indulge in to Browser’s war. But Sergey Brin and Larry Page when showed him what their plans where he could not help but changed his mind.

With time Google Chrome has reached the 3rd Spot in the market with total market share of 23.16%. And it is believed is one of the most secured browser and not only faster but also more user friendly. And some of its advantage that has helped it to be more successful in such a short span of time is its flexibility. It can be used on MAC, Linux as well as Windows. Now with such a wide variety of presence it has been more prone to security risks. With inputs from its security team and also outside its security team, Google has been updating Chrome with the best possible updates. Google has a trend of releasing updates every six to seven weeks.  But this time the updates that have been released in response to the input received from outside of its security team are high on priority. Google has released a bundle of 30 updates together, out of which 23 Updates are either high or medium in risk level. Only seven of them are labeled as low. So our advice is if you happen to use Chrome please updates your browser because these updates are termed as second most serious updates in Google’s four step scoring system.

Most of these high risk updates are “Use-After-Free” bugs, which are believed to be used to prevent flaws related to injecting attack code. It is believed that Google paid $ 17,000 to 10 researchers who reported most of these vulnerabilities. With new releases few new features have also been added to the Chrome like Instant Pages. It is leant that it will not only reduce the time taken by you to open the website but will give you complete the freedom to chooses whether to keep the feature or not. If you feel like you can always opt out by going to Settings and then Advance and then uncheck the one that says Predict network action to improve page load performance. We would conclude with it. Hope the new feature of Chrome helps you to browse faster.

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