Friday, September 19, 2008

Google Chrome version 0.2.149.30 Released!

The biggest change in this release is that we no longer save data from secure sites in your local history database:
Google Chrome keeps a searchable history of pages you visit. This history is only stored locally on your computer. Previously, this searchable history included the text from secure sites, such as your online bank (any sites using SSL for security).
As Google Chrome won't be saving this text from secure pages in its local history, the address bar and local history will no longer find data from secure sites you've visited

Major Changes:

  1. Improve update more reliable
  2. Improved Flash performance
  3. Fixed compatibility with other plugins
  4. Made fixes to how Google Chrome handles JavaScript


Change Log

Google Chrome version 0.2.149.30 was released on 17 September 2008. Users will get automatic updates over the next few days.

Security Updates

  • [r2042] Fix a potential denial of service with very long title attributes on tags. The title attribute sets the tooltip text when you hover the mouse over an element.
    Security Rating: Low risk. This can lead to 100% CPU usage or a tab crash.
    More information:
    http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30975

Other Changes

  • [r1927] Stop adding content from HTTPS sites to the searchable index.
    Google Chrome keeps a searchable history of pages you visit. This history is only stored locally on your computer. Previously, this searchable history included the text from secure sites, such as your online bank (any sites using SSL for security). Google Chrome no longer saves text from secure pages in its local history. The address bar and local history search page will no longer find data from secure sites you have visited.

    If you are concerned about data that might have been indexed for searching before this release, you can follow the Google Chrome Help Center instructions for
    clearing your browsing history.
  • [r1978] Don't send sensitive URLs to search suggest services. Google Chrome stops sending data to a suggest service if the typed URL:
    • contains a username:password field (http://username:password@example.com/)
    • has query parameters (the trailing ?param=data following the URL)
    • is an https URL with any path component (any part following the hostname, such as /path in https://www.example.com/path)

  • [r1848, r1943, r2003] Fixes to the Google Chrome updater to make updates more reliable.
  • [r1859] Fix problems with Flash not playing video if too many connections are opened. For example, using the slider to advance video on YouTube could cause video to stop playing.

  • [r2059] Allow JavaScript to communicate with Java applets. Fixes bug 580.

  • [r1299] JavaScript: Dispatch contextmenu events after mouseup events. This fixes the right-click menu not working on Google Spreadsheets. Fixes bug 745.

  • [r1692] Fix crashes with some plugins --3dvia was the most widely reported-- when they return an error for NPN_GetValue. Fixes bug 493.

2 comments:

Patrick Roberts said...

it's funny, the more i use Chrome, the more unstable it seems to get; it crashes a lot more, can't handle sites with flash, hangs every time i close a tab... all that to say, i'm switching back to Firefox

Admin said...

You are right Roberts, but remember this is only a Beta version...Hope will be better