Google Fixes 30 Chrome Bugs, Speeds Up Surfing
Google patched 30 bugs in its popular Chrome Web browser today (Aug. 2), eliminating vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to remotely inject malicious code onto a user's computer.
Chrome's new version 13 took care of 14 vulnerabilities ranked "high," nine ranked "medium" and the remaining seven classified as "low," Computerworld reported.
Along with knocking out the 30 bugs, Google also added a new feature called "Instant Pages" to Chrome 13.
Instant Pages pre-loads the highest-ranked search results for quicker Web browsing.
For detecting and reporting the bugs, Google paid 10 independent researchers $16,000 as part of its bug bounty-hunting program instituted in November.
Chrome 13 can be downloaded for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux from Google's website. If you use Google Chrome, click on the wrench in the browser's top right corner and then select "About Google Chrome" to make sure you are using the most current version.
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