Google Chrome basically is a web browser developed by Google. It uses the Web Kit layout engine and application framework. Google chrome was first released a beta version on 2 September 2008, and public stable release was on 11 December 2008. The name of this Google Chrome is derived from the graphical user interface frame, or “chrome”, of web browsers. Now, in June 2010, Chrome was the third most widely used browser, with 7.24% of worldwide usage share of web browsers, according to Net Applications.

Development and Features

Chrome was assembled with 25 different code libraries from Google and third parties and a number of other open-source projects. The JavaScript virtual machine was considered chrome as a sufficiently important project to be split off and handled by a separate team in Denmark coordinated by Lars Bak at Aarhus. According to Google, existing implementations of chrome were designed “for small programs, in where the performance and interactivity of the system weren’t that important. But web applications like, Gmail “are using the web browser to the fullest when it comes to DOM manipulations and JavaScript”, and it would significantly benefit from a JavaScript engine that could work faster. Google Chrome wants to improve security, speed, and stability. Google chrome are extensive differences from its peers in Chrome’s minimalistic user interface, which is atypical of modern web browsers, like, Chrome does not render RSS feeds. Its strength is its application performance and JavaScript processing speed, and these are independently verified by multiple websites to be the swiftest among the major browsers of its time. Chrome’s unique features had been previously announced by other different browser developers, but Google was the first to implement and publicly release them, like, its most prominent graphical user interface (GUI) innovation, the merging of the address bar and search bar was first announced by Mozilla in May 2008 as a planned feature for Firefox.

Google patches severe Chrome vulnerabilities

The update fixes five vulnerabilities, three of which the developers classify as critical. As part of its Chromium Security Reward program, Google awarded Rodrigo Marcos of UK security company SECFORCE $500 for reporting a vulnerability resulting from an orphaned pointer when processing X.509 user certificates. Google has released security patches for the stable version of its Chrome web browser and the company has also updated the interface of the developer version of the browser.

Google Chrome stable version 5.0.375.99 comes with patches for five “high”-rated vulnerabilities related to memory corruption, and also addresses a flaw in the iFrame sandbox tool, three of which the developers classify as critical. Its Chromium Security Reward program, Google awarded Rodrigo Marcos of UK security company SECFORCE $500 for reporting a vulnerability resulting from an orphaned pointer when its processing X.509 user certificates. And the other bugs can be triggered when processing videos on web sites, Google has awarded a cash prize to this security groups. They discovered the vulnerabilities addressed by the update, as part of its Chromium Security Reward program. The company also patched five security vulnerabilities, which is related to modal dialogue crashes, print dialogue annoyances, invalid image crashes, a WebGL error. Google introduced Flash support during the beta phase, but decided to wait for the final Flash Player version 10.1 for the stable version of Chrome 5. With the introduced Flash Player, users should always get the latest version of Flash Player when they download Chrome. And the Chrome silently downloads the latest version automatically, with no user interaction required.