Google Updates Chrome Before Hacking Competitions
Just one day before the annual hacking competitions sponsored by Google go underway, known as Pwnium and Pwn2Own, an update has been released for Google Chrome to patch seven vulnerabilities. The latest update to Google Chrome, released as version 33.0.1750.149 under the Stable Channel, is applicable to Windows, Mac, and Linux builds. Four vulnerabilities that were fixed by Google were labeled as high, which is one step under the highest classification of critical. Three flaws in the Google Chrome rendering engine, known as V8, were also remedied. Flash Player was updated as well to version 126.96.36.199.
Those who use Google Chrome should receive the latest update automatically, though users can manually check for the update through the about page within the Internet browser.