Google yesterday released Chrome 84, the first upgrade in almost two months, with changes to how some notifications are displayed and a restart of the SameSite cookie standard that was postponed this spring. One of the flaws was marked "Critical," Google's most-serious threat ranking, with another seven tapped as "High," the second-most dire. Google had not yet decided on rewards for the critical bug and four of the high. Chrome 84's sole critical bug was reported to Google only on July 8 by researchers at Alpha Lab, an arm of the Chinese security vendor Google said that the vulnerability was a "heap buffer overflow" in the browser's background fetch. Chrome updates in the background, so most users can finish the refresh by relaunching the browser.
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The development process is split into different "release channels", each working on a build in a separate stage of development. Chrome provides 4 channels: Stable, Beta, Dev, and Canary. On the stable builds, Chrome is updated every two to three weeks for minor releases and every six weeks for major releases. The following table summarizes the release history for the Google Chrome web browser. Android version: [r 56]. Android version: [r 59]. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article's tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia's guide to writing better articles for suggestions. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.
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Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. Google updates Chrome with major new versions every six weeks and security patches more often than that. While Google Chrome downloads and prepares updates in the background, you still need to restart your browser to perform the installation. Because some people keep Chrome open for days—maybe even weeks—the update could be idly waiting to install, putting your computer at risk. Chrome will check for any updates and immediately download them as soon as you open the About Google Chrome page. If Chrome has already downloaded and is waiting to install an update, the menu icon will change to an up arrow and take on one of three colors, depending on how long the update has been available:. Chrome will install the update the next time you close and reopen it.