Hot on the heels of Apple’s Safari 5 release, Google’s Chrome browser is receiving an update that aims to plug a number of security holes — including some that Apple is credited with identifying. It’s the first update for the browser since Chrome went stable for Mac and Linux.
At the same time, Google is also pressing ahead with Chrome Frame, a plug-in for the rival Microsoft Internet Explorer browser that enables an IE user to load Chrome within IE — itself once criticized for the possibility of reducing security. eSecurity Planet takes a look.
Just two weeks after releasing its Chrome 5 browser as a stable release for Mac and Linux, Google is now providing users with an update fixing at least 11 security flaws, nine of which are rated as being highly critical — the top level in Google’s severity ratings scale.
In addition to patching security vulnerabilities with the new Chrome 5.0.375.70 release, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) this week has also released the first beta for its Chrome Frame plug-in, which enables Microsoft Internet Explorer users to run Chrome inside of their browser.