Google Chrome turns version 6 on its second birthday

On the second anniversary of the release of the first beta version of Chrome, Google has released version 6 of its Chrome web browser into the stable and beta channels. The update includes a refreshed user interface, autofilling of forms, extension and autofill synchronisation and improvements to speed and stability.

The update, which moves the full version number up to 6.0.472.53, also includes a range of 17 security fixes to close a number of critical holes in the browsers security. The holes, rated as “high” bug Google include errors in handling integers in WebSockets, stale pointer issues with SVG filters, a use-after-free problem in Notifications and various memory corruption issues. Other lower priority fixes include fixing a popup blocker bypass and stopping homographic attacks on the URL bar.

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