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Chrome 64 Update Brings Much Needed Improvements

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The Google Chrome update includes a stronger pop-up blocker and website audio muting availability


When Google released their latest version of Chrome recently, they included some great features that you may have missed because the user interface didn’t change a bit. These hidden gems are working hard behind the scenes to keep your internet surfing as safe and hassle free as possible.

My favorite inclusion is by far the stronger built-in pop-up blocker. This update allows the browser to be more efficient at blocking those malvertising redirects we mentioned in our last blog post, as well as blocking sneaky tab-under scripting. They even included fixes for the Spectre and Meltdown web-exploitable flaws that Microsoft sent out a patch for earlier this month.

All in all, Chrome 64 rolled out with an impressive 53 security fixes.

Another improvement to Chrome’s settings includes an auto-mute option for websites. This is a huge improvement, as it’s not unusual to be browsing the internet and frequently come across websites that suddenly play unwanted audio. Just click on the green padlock in the address bar to go into the site settings for that website. You can find the feature under Site Settings – Sound.

Google has released Chrome 64 for not just Windows, but also Mac, Linux and Android. The update should take place automatically when you use Chrome.

As always, if you have any concerns, give us a call here at Rhyno Networks. (855) 749-6648

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