Brave Browser 1.59 is here with security and crash fixes

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Brave Browser

1.59
CARDINAL

is the new desktop version of the

Chromium
ORG

-based web browser. The release revamps the main menu of the browser, introduces a few new options and fixes security issues and crashes next to that.

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The new version is in distribution already and most installations of

Brave Browser
ORG

on the desktop should receive it automatically.

You can check the version by selecting

Menu > Help > About Brave
ORG

. The browser runs a check for updates when the page is opened. It should download and install any new version that it finds during the check automatically.

Brave 1.59

Brave 1.59 is a smaller release. The official release notes divide the changes into different groups as usual.

The new browser version updates

Chromium
ORG

to 118.0.5993.70, which means that security issues are patched in the new version.

Google
ORG

launched

Chrome
ORG


118
PRODUCT

recently, which is based on that. The company addressed

20
CARDINAL

security issues in the

Chrome
ORG

release.

Brave engineers have fixed several crashes in the browser.

One
CARDINAL

crash occurred when users loaded an internal page,

brave://optimization
CARDINAL

-guide-internals, another when users added scriptlet injection filters with too many arguments.

As far as other privacy and security changes are concerned, Brave 1.59 improves the browser’s debouncing service. Bounce tracking protection was introduced in

2021
DATE

in

Brave Browser
ORG

. It is designed to protect users from so-called bounce tracking or redirect tracking methods. The main idea behind bounce tracking is load tracking domains when users navigate that redirect users to the original destination.

Brave Browser will also block "onion" domain subresource requests in

non-Tor
LOC

contexts now. Brave supports Tor, which users may enable by selecting

Menu > New Private Window with Tor
ORG

, or through the keyboard shortcut Alt-Shift-N.

Onion domains and subresources should only be loaded in Tor mode, and this fix prevents subresources from being loaded outside of the mode.

The

Linux
PRODUCT

version of

Brave Browser
ORG

comes with improved password storage backend detection logic in the new version.

Brave

1.59
CARDINAL

other changes

The integrated

Wayback Machine
PRODUCT

feature has a now "don’t show again" checkbox in the new browser version. It replaces the button and helps minimize miss-clicks according to

Brave.
ORG

Brave suggests to load an archived copy of a webpage if it can’t be reached, for instance if the server is down.

Brave Browser

1.59
CARDINAL

has a refreshed main menu, which features icons now. All

Chromium
ORG

-based browsers move to this new main menu design.

Brave VPN users may now enable

WireGuard
ORG

in the settings by loading brave://settings/system.

Closing Words

Brave Browser

1.59
CARDINAL

is a light update for the web browser. It is still important, as it addresses security issues and crashes.

Brave Software
ORG

has laid off

9%
PERCENT

of its workforce recently.

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Summary Article Name Brave Browser

1.59
CARDINAL

is here with security and crash fixes

Description Brave
ORG

Browser

1.59
CARDINAL

addresses security issues and crashes in the desktop web browser. Author

Martin Brinkmann
PERSON

Publisher Ghacks Technology News Logo

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