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Google releases Chrome 122 that includes fixes for critical security flaws

Google announced the launch of the new Chrome 122, marking a pivotal moment for its browser. This release, now available for Windows, Mac and Linux, introduces a number of critical security fixes along with new features to improve user experience and security.

Maintaining robust security measures cannot be overstated as the digital landscape continues to evolve. So Chrome 122 addresses this need head on, fixing vulnerabilities and setting a new standard for browser security.

The big news about Chrome 122 is the security improvements it brings. The update includes fixes for 12 security issues, several of which are highly serious.

CVE-2024-1669: Out-of-bounds memory access in Blink.
CVE-2024-1670: Use for free on Mojo.
CVE-2024-1671: Improper implementation in site isolation.
CVE-2024-1672: Improper implementation in Content Security Policy.
CVE-2024-1673: Use for free in Accessibility.
CVE-2024-1674: Improper implementation in Navigation.
CVE-2024-1675: Insufficient policy enforcement on download.
CVE-2024-1676: Improper implementation in Navigation.

Notably, vulnerabilities addressed include out-of-bounds memory access in Blink and use-after-free errors in Mojo and Accessibility, among others. These fixes are crucial, as they close the door to possible exploits that could compromise users’ data and privacy.

Google says it has rewarded researchers who reported these vulnerabilities, underscoring the company’s commitment to collaborating with the cybersecurity community to improve Chrome’s security.

However, Chrome 122 not only stands out for its security improvements, but also for its new features and improvements compared to previous versions. But here are some of them:

Writing Assistant: Chrome now includes a writing assistant that can help users write emails, documents, and other types of online content. The assistant can provide grammar and spelling suggestions, as well as help you structure your text and choose the right words.

Boarding pass detection: Chrome can now automatically detect boarding passes on web pages. This makes it easier to access your boarding passes when you’re traveling.

One-time permissions: Chrome now allows you to grant one-time permissions to websites. This means you can give a website access to your camera, microphone, or location just once, and you don’t have to worry about the website still having access to those resources after you close the page.

The latest version of Chrome is rolling out globally for all major operating systems. The update will be rolled out gradually over the next few days or weeks, depending on the user’s location and device.

 

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