Chrome 69 is out, with many functional and security changes

Infosec News Ireland

Ten years ago Google released the first iteration of its Chrome browser. On Tuesday, the company pushed out version 69.

It comes with a number of design and functional improvements such as:

  • A new look – more rounded shapes, new icons, a new color palette, and simplified prompts, menus, and URLs in the address, all of which should make navigation easier and browsing faster.
  • Smart answers through the Omnibox (the browser address bar that doubles up as search bar)
  • Easier personalization (shortcuts, new tab background).

Security improvements

Aside from fixing 40 security issues of varying severity (but none critical), Chrome 69 comes with an improved built-in password manager that automatically generates a random password when users sign up on a new website.

OPIS

To use it, the user must be logged in to their Google account, as the chosen password is saved into it. While this makes it accessible from any…

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