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05 November 2010, 12:36

Google releases security update for Chrome

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Google Chrome Logo Google has released version 7.0.517.44 of Chrome for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, a security update that addresses a total of 12 vulnerabilities, all of which the developers rate as "high" priority. As part of its Chromium Security Reward programme, Google rewarded those who reported the security vulnerabilities with between $500 to $1,000. The developers also note that, in addition to the security fixes, the latest build includes an updated version of Flash Player. All users are encouraged to update to the latest release as soon as possible.

Google has bundled its new PDF viewer with the browser's latest Beta channel release, version 8.0.552.28, so users no longer need to rely on Adobe's Reader product. Additionally, the beta update includes more sync services and improved plug-in handling.

More details about the Stable channel security can be found in a post on the Google Chrome Releases Blog. Chrome 7.0.517.44 is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux from Users who currently have Chrome installed can use the built-in update function by clicking Tools, selecting About Google Chrome and clicking the Update button.

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