Google Chrome 119 fixes 15 security issues and privacy changes
Google Chromeusers may select Menu > Help > About Google Chrome , or load chrome://settings/help in the address bar, to display the current version on desktop devices. The browser checks for updates when the page is opened and will download and install any update it finds. It should detect Chrome 119 and install it. A restart of the browser is required to complete the update.
Chromeshould list the following versions on the page after installation of the Chrome 119 update:
Chrome for Linuxand macOS: 119.0.6045.105
Chrome for Windows: 119.0.6045.105 or119.0.6045.106
Chrome for Android: 119.0.6045.66
Chrome 119: the security fixes
Threevulnerabilities are rated high, which is the highest severity rating of the publicly disclosed vulnerabilities. They address an inappropriate implementation in Payments, an insufficient data validation in USB , and an Integer overflow in USB.
The remaining security issues have a severity of medium or low. Googlemakes no mention of exploits in the wild.
Chromeusers are encouraged to install the update immediately to protect the installation against possible exploits.
Chrome 119: new features and changes
Google Chrome 119includes a number of new features and improvements. The browser’s tab groups feature, for example, supports saving, recalling and syncing tabs now.
Tab groups is a useful tab management feature. Just right-click on an open tab in Chromeand select the option to create a new tab group to get started. You can drag & drop other tabs into the group and collapse entire tab groups to free up space on Chrome ‘s tab bar.
The new capabilities add saving and syncing to Chrome, so that tab groups become available across all desktop devices Chrome runs on using the same Google account.
Google Chromeusers should also note that Safe Browsing standard is now also checking visited URLs in real-time. Google explains that this is done by sending partial hashes of the URLS to Google Safe Browsing through "a proxy via Oblivious HTTP". This unlinks the user’s IP address from the request according to Google to improve privacy.
Deprecationand removal of WebSQL in favor of SQLite over WASM ,
Removal of the Sanitizer Appwith intent to re-implement it at a later point in time.
DevTools internal errors are now reported via Chrome‘s internal crash reporting.
Authorization headers are removed upon cross-origin redirects.
Chromeusers on iOS may long-press on images to save them directly to Google Photos .
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Summary Article Name Google Chrome 119fixes 15 security issues and privacy changes Description Google Chrome
119for desktop and Android devices is a security update, but it also introduces new features and privacy changes. Author Martin Brinkmann Publisher Ghacks Technology News Logo