‘Google releases emergency fix for zero-day Chrome vulnerability’
The company recommends that all users update their desktop versions of the browser immediately.
Google released an emergency update for Chrome to address a zero-day security flaw.
A vulnerability, known as CVE-2023-2033, "can be exploited by a malicious webpage to run arbitrary code in the br... Read more
Chromium team defies Apple with Blink-based browser
Google's Chromium dev team is about to go against Apple's rules for iOS browser development.
This week Apple Insider reported that Google's Chromium team is working on developing a new browser for iOS based on Blink, instead of using Webkit as mandated by App Store policies.
The Google Chromi... Read more
Microsoft 365 is about to work much better on ChromeOS
Google and Microsoft are finding ways to work together while still competing on many fronts. ChromeOS is getting much better support for Microsoft 365.
Microsoft and Google are the two tech giants who compete most viciously for dominance in the consumer computing, cloud, search and apps world. ... Read more
Google brings Rust support to Chromium
The move aims to simplify development while delivering a safer browser experience.
This week Google announced that the Chromium project is going to support third-party Rust libraries from C++ in Chromium. In fact, Google is actively pursuing adding a production Rust toolchain to their build syst... Read more
Microsoft ends support for Windows 7 and 8 in January, including Edge
In many aspects, Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser improved upon the first non-Chromium iterations of Edge, including support for Windows 7 and 8. However, the end is near. According to a statement from Microsoft, Edge support for Windows 7 and 8 will expire in mid-January 2023.
That's ar... Read more
Google ends support for JPEG XL in Chromium
Google will phase out JPEG XL from Chromium. The format has been supported from February 2022 onwards, but Google reportedly sees too little interest in the ecosystem to continue maintaining the standard.
Chromium M110, an upcoming version of the browser backend, will not support the JPEG XL for... Read more
Google patches critical vulnerability in Chrome
Google is deploying a Chrome update to address a critical vulnerability actively exploited by hackers.
According to a blog post published by Google on Friday, the flaw was discovered in Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux. Google's experts are working on fixing the problem, which will be released ... Read more
Microsoft puts an end to Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer will no longer be available on modern Windows versions from Wednesday 15 June onwards. Microsoft is putting an end to the browser.
Most Windows 10 users will be redirected to Microsoft Edge, the modern variant of Explorer. For them, Internet Explorer is no longer available. Use... Read more
Island unveils a browser built for enterprise computing environments
Island, a Dallas-based startup, introduced itself to the broader world today by releasing a web browser designed to give enterprises the kind of security they need while remaining simple to use and familiar.
The browser, aptly named Enterprise Browser, embeds all the needed security and requirem... Read more
Chromium streamlined its code and Root DNS traffic plummeted
Industry oberservers have known for some time that Chromium-based browsers generate a lot of DNS traffic. Due to the browser code, Chromium-running machines would do DNS queries to try to determine if input into their omnibox is a domain name or a search query. Now, a cleaned-up version of the Chro... Read more