Posts Tagged ‘google chrome security’

ScriptNo – Another NoScript Extension for Chrome

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Here’s a more up-to-date alternative to NoScript for security-conscious Chrome users …

One of the two issues that I identified in yesterday’s review of Opera’s NotScripts extension was that it has not been updated for a long period of time. A script by the same name for Google Chrome, NotScript for Chrome, has also not been updated for almost a year now. Ghacks reader Vineeth just sent me a link to ScriptNo, a NoScript alternative for Chrome users.


27 Out of 100 Chrome Extensions Insecure

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Here’s something to keep in mind when shopping for extensions for Google Chrome …

Security researchers Nicholas Carlini, Adrienne Porter Felt, and Prateek Saxena reviewed 50 popular and 50 random Chrome extensions from the official Chrome Web Store for security vulnerabilities and discovered that 27 of the 100 extensions “leak all of their privileges to a web or WiFi attacker”. These 27 extensions account for a total of 51 vulnerabilities. Seven of the vulnerable extensions have more than 300k users each according to data provided by the Chrome Web store.


Google Chrome Stable Security Update to Version 11

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

I’m not so excited about the “highest browser version number crown,” but the added security features sound like this is well worth the download …

Google has just updated the Google Chrome Stable channel to version 11. This is a landmark considering that the stable branch of the browser is now sharing the “highest-browser-version-crown” with Opera Software’s Opera browser.


Google Chrome Stable Security Update April 2011

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Google Chrome users should probably check this out; it looks like a relatively important security update …

Google has just released an update for the Google Chrome stable channel that updates the version of the web browser to 10.0.658.205 for all supported operating systems (which means Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, Linux and Chrome Frame). The release is a security update that fixes vulnerabilities in all versions of the web browser. Most notably, it includes an early fix for the Adobe Flash vulnerability that has been confirmed by Adobe earlier this week.


Google Chrome Stable Updated – Security Release

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Here’s an important security update for Google Chrome Stable …

Google has just updated the stable version of their Google Chrome web browser. The release contains both feature additions and security fixes. The security fixes alone make it a recommended update for all Google Chrome stable users.


Google Chrome Stable Updated, Security Fixes

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

This sounds like a pretty important update, security-wise …

Yesterday Google released a new Google Chrome stable version bringing the version to 8.0.552.237 on all platforms. The release fixes several security vulnerabilities which makes it a mandatory update for all Chrome users.


Google Chrome Now Disables Outdated Plugins

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

The people who create plugins probably hate this, but it seems like a good thing for Chrome users …

Web browser plugins are a main attack vector on today’s Internet. Especially outdated plugins increase the risk of becoming a victim of a successful attack. If you follow the news here on or on other similar sites you may have noticed an increase in plugin vulnerabilities over the last years with Adobe leading the leaderboard with its widely used Adobe Flash plugin.


Google Chrome Stable, Beta Security Updates

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

These look like some pretty important security updates for Chrome.

Today the Google Chrome development team has released an update for both the stable and beta channels of the Chrome browser. Both updates fix several security issues in the browser, and are therefor recommended updates for every Chrome user.


Google Chrome Stable Updated, Security Fixes

Friday, August 20th, 2010

It looks like it’s time to download another update …

Google Chrome Stable is the only version of the Google browser that is still sitting at version 5. Both the beta and developer builds have moved on to version 6, with the dev versions even scratching on version 7.