Chrome 66 Released

April 19, 2018

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Google’s Chrome 66 has launched and its now  available for Android, Windows, Linux, Mac, and iOS.

 

NEW Highlights
  1. –  Media auto-play changes – Chrome 66 automatically mute content on web page  unless the user frequently played media on a specific site (web-hosted media can  
  2.    only automatically play if it has no audio, if the user interacted with the page during a previous browsing session, or if the user frequently plays media on the site),  
  3.     based on Media Engagement Index, or if a site has been added to the Home screen on a smartphone.
  4. –  Latest update adds support for exporting all of your saved passwords  – You can directly go to Settings > Advanced > Passwords and forms > Manage    
  5.     passwords > Saved Passwords menu and after you confirm that you allow the downloads you can save on local computer. 
  6. –  Chrome 66 has removed trust for Symantec certificates  – Chrome 66 has removed trust for Symantec certificates after the company failed to follow industry security
  7.     standards. Warnings now will appear when users visit sites that have not transitioned to the new DigiCert Certificate Authority.

  Additionally, Chrome 66 includes a Site Isolation feature that offers additional protection from the Spectre CPU vulnerability, by forcing websites to run as different   

   processes, with blocks to prevent them receiving certain types of sensitive data.

  

SHMUEL H.

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