New beta version of Google's Chrome browser
Google has completed a new beta release of its browser. Users of previous versions should automatically receive Chrome 0.3.154.9 via the update feature found in the "About Google Chrome" menu item. It is worthwhile updating to the new version as it closes a URL spoofing hole that could be exploited for phishing attacks.
Apart from the bug fixes, Chrome's redesigned behaviour when downloading executable files (.exe, .bat, etc.) also aims at providing more security. Files are no longer simply saved but are temporarily stored as an unconfirmed_*.download instead. Chrome only saves the file under its given name once the user has confirmed that he wants to save the file. Unconfirmed downloads are deleted when Chrome is closed. This is apparently designed to prevent scenarios like carpet bomb attacks.
The new release also solves a number of problems with plug-ins. In the past, Flash videos and PDF files occasionally froze the whole system, and it was impossible to view YouTube videos. Several modifications to the user interface are designed to make using the incognito mode even more intuitive. Find a complete overview of all the new features in the release notes.