Google Chrome 17 Improves Security
Feb 10, 2012, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
"Google is out with its first major stable Chrome browser
release of 2012. The Chrome 17 browser extends security for users
by offering new malware scanning capabilities and patches for at
least 20 security vulnerabilities.
Chrome 17 now scans browser downloads to search for malicious
executable files. The executable scanning capabilitiy is an
extension of Google's Safe Browsing technology that first debuted
in Mozilla Firefox 2.0 in 2006, several years before Chrome even
existed. Safe Browsing initially helped to protect users against
known bad websites and has improved over the years. With Chrome 17,
Safe Browsing checks user-downloaded executable files against a
Google list of known good publishers and files to help alert users
to potential malware.