The majority of events and launches that were prepared for this period of the year have been canceled or delayed due to fears over the novel coronavirus. Just recently, tech giant Google has announced that it decided to delay the rollout of the stable version of the Chrome 81, which was initially scheduled to launch on March 17th.
More Security Versions for Chrome 80 are Underway
Because the version 81 of the Google Chrome web browser got postponed, it also affected the releases of Chrome 80 updates, the browser variant that’s currently running. The news has been received with some shock, as it is unusual to call off the launch of a browser version so late in the schedule.
However, Google stated then that it is developing security updates for the current version of Chrome, with the latest rollout, Chrome 80.0.3987.149 update, now being available. The new security updates should, as users expect, to address the 13 CVEs issue, including nine of them, which were labeled as ‘high priority.’
The previous update for Chrome has also signaled some red flags as users noticed a possible critical privacy concern; more precisely, the ScrollToTextFragment feature, which is now part of the Google Chrome 80 version.
It is not the first time Google has released updates that concerned users, and probably won’t be the last time either. However, we hope that with time, the updates will address the discovered issues, as well as come with helpful and secure features.
Google Chrome 80.0.3987.149 Update
The latest release for the browser, Google Chrome 80.0.3987.149 update, comes with a handful of brand new features, as well as stability and performance enhancements. The rollout brings users the possibility to get fewer notification requests with a new permission option, as well as secure media, which makes insecure audio and video on secure pages to be upgraded automatically to secure connections.
Finally, the cookies are now treated as same-site only with the latest update.