Google Releases Chrome 9
IT sector has witnessed tremendous growth in the recent years. Internet users have benefitted with new products and services. At the same time, the IT industry is characterized of stiff competition between different vendors and developers. Further, they have to deal with vibrant threats in the domain of Internet, which constantly challenge the security of computer systems and networks. Therefore, innovation and information security have become the buzz words in the IT industry. Developers constantly endeavor to introduce innovative features, improve security and enhance user experience.
Recently, Google launched Chrome 9. The latest stable version 9.0.597.84 of the browser comes merely two months after the release of Chrome 8 and supports all platforms. The new version introduces Chrome Instant, similar to the Google instant feature. The feature loads frequently visited websites by Internet users as they type a Unique Resource Locator (URL). Internet users may benefit from the new feature by enabling the Instant option under the basics tab option of the browser. The latest version enhances the 3D experience by introducing WebGL technology. Users are not required to install any additional software and experience 3D within the browser. Chrome users in United States (U.S) may now explore new applications, extensions and themes for the browser by visiting the Chrome Web Store.
Information security professionals at Google have also mitigated nine vulnerabilities including one critical and two high risk vulnerabilities in the stable version. The critical vulnerability is associated with race condition in audio handling. The high risk vulnerabilities patched include use-after-free in image handling, browser crash when handling printing in PDF handler. Usually, ethical hacking is used by developers to identify vulnerabilities. In this case security researchers affiliated to various organizations identified the vulnerabilities.
Internet users and organizations must keep track of the latest patch releases, security updates and version upgrades to safeguard their computer systems and networks from intrusions and unauthorized access by cybercriminals.
The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce skills. It is the owner and developer of 16 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT). Its certificate programs are offered in over 60 countries around the world.
EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 members, through more than 450 training partners globally. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. federal government via the Montgomery GI Bill, Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted security conferences. The global organization is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.