Google Chrome Meltdown and Spectre
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Google has released a new update to its Chrome browser with version 66.0.3359.117 which is available to download on Windows desktop. The latest update comes with security fixes along with performance improvements.

The update comes with a total of 62 security fixes along with fixes to mitigate the Spectre flaw. The latest update comes with many security fixes and is hence important for users to install the latest version.

Google has fixed two critical security flaw in the Chrome 66 update which were discovered in the Disk Cache of the browser. The update also brings new mitigation’s against the Spectre vulnerability which was discovered in the processors of Intel, AMD and ARM.

The update is a minor security fix before a major update which is currently being tested internally by the tech giant for its Chrome browser. The update also fixes under the hood bugs for the browser certificates.

The Chrome 66 update will now block website certificates which have been issued by Symantec’s legacy PKI before June 1st, 2016. Google Chrome is currently holding the number one position as far as web browser’s are concerned and being used by number of desktop users around the globe.

The company explains: ā€œChrome 66 will not trust website certificates issued by Symantec’s legacy PKI before June 1st 2016, continuing the phased distrust outlined in our previous announcements,ā€.

We have reported in our previous article that Google’s Chrome browser already holds 60 percent of the market share and the company is expected to add the Precision Touchpad support to the browser in the next update which is expected to increase its market share above 60 percent.

The latest Chrome update is available for download for all users on Windows, Linux, and Mac.