Google Chrome 119 fixes 15 security issues and privacy changes

Created on November 12, 2023 at 10:34 am

Google ORG published a new stable version of its Chrome ORG web browser for all supported operating systems. Chrome 119 is a security update first ORDINAL and foremost, but it does introduce new features and capabilities as well. Noteworthy are options to save, restore and sync tab groups, deprecation and removal of WebSQL and a dedicated setting for the Permission Suggestions Service ORG .

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Google Chrome ORG users may select Menu > Help > ORG About Google Chrome PERSON , 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 PRODUCT and install it. A restart of the browser is required to complete the update.

Chrome ORG should list the following versions on the page after installation of the Chrome ORG 119 update:

Chrome for Linux PRODUCT and macOS: 119.0.6045.105

Chrome for Windows: 119.0.6045.105 or CARDINAL 119.0.6045.106

Chrome for Android ORG : 119.0.6045.66 CARDINAL

Google ORG notes that it has moved the Chrome ORG release schedule by a week DATE .

Chrome 119 CARDINAL : the security fixes

Google ORG reveals that it has addressed 15 CARDINAL unique security issues in Chrome 119 ORG . Only some of them are listed in the official release post on the Chrome Releases blog.

Three CARDINAL vulnerabilities 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 ORG , and an Integer NORP overflow in USB.

The remaining security issues have a severity of medium or low. Google ORG makes no mention of exploits in the wild.

Chrome ORG users are encouraged to install the update immediately to protect the installation against possible exploits.

Chrome 119 CARDINAL : new features and changes

Google Chrome 119 PRODUCT includes 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 Chrome ORG and 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 ORG ‘s tab bar.

The new capabilities add saving and syncing to Chrome ORG , so that tab groups become available across all desktop devices Chrome ORG runs on using the same Google ORG account.

Google Chrome ORG users should also note that Safe Browsing ORG standard is now also checking visited URLs in real-time. Google ORG explains that this is done by sending partial hashes of the URLS to Google Safe Browsing ORG through "a proxy via Oblivious HTTP". This unlinks the user’s IP address from the request according to Google ORG to improve privacy.

Other changes:

Deprecation PRODUCT and removal of WebSQL in favor of SQLite ORG over WASM ORG ,

Removal of the Sanitizer App ORG with intent to re-implement it at a later point in time.

DevTools internal errors are now reported via Chrome ORG ‘s internal crash reporting.

Authorization headers are removed upon cross-origin redirects.

Chrome ORG users on iOS may long-press on images to save them directly to Google Photos ORG .

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Summary Article Name Google Chrome 119 CARDINAL fixes 15 CARDINAL security issues and privacy changes Description Google Chrome ORG

119 CARDINAL for desktop and Android ORG devices is a security update, but it also introduces new features and privacy changes. Author Martin Brinkmann PERSON Publisher Ghacks Technology News Logo

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