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Chrome apes IE8, adds clickjacking, XSS defenses

Jan 30, 2010, 08:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gregg Keizer)

"Google yesterday announced it has added several new security features to Chrome, including two that were first popularized by rival Microsoft in Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) last year.

"The newest "stable" build of Chrome -- Google's term for a production-quality edition -- includes five security additions that target Web developers who want to build more secure sites, said Adam Barth, a software engineer on the Chrome team.

"Of the five features, two are notable because they're already part of IE8, a browser many consider behind the times -- and one that has trouble keeping up with competitors, such as Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox, which are upgraded more frequently."

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