Internet search giant Google
has issued a security warning for its Chrome web browser users. The company has issued a Chrome update
telling its users that it includes a security fix.
The new update of the browser— version 81.0.4044.113 — has been rolled out for Windows, Mac and Linux.
The new update comes only with security fixes, however, the company is not sharing any details about that as of now. In a small note, Google explains, “Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.”
The new update is set to be rolling out in the coming days or weeks, said Google in a blog post. Chrome users can check their version by clicking the three vertical dots in the top right corner of the browser then navigating to Help >> About. To recall, Google rolled out the Chrome 81 version earlier this month and brought with the ‘Tab Groups’ feature. As the name suggests, the feature allows users to club together with the tabs. For this, they need to right-click or double-tap on any tab >> select ‘add to new group’ >> drag tabs into that group.
It also gives its users the option to customise the group in terms of the header (a coloured dot), group name, etc. It also allows users to merge two groups or ungroup tabs as per convenience.
This month Google also temporarily rolled back SameSite cookie changes in Chrome due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19). To recall, with version 80 that was rolled out in February, Chrome began enforcing secure-by-default handling of third-party cookies to increase privacy. The rollout, which has been gradual, has been under close monitoring including proactively reaching out to individual websites and services to ensure their cookies are labelled correctly.
“…In light of the extraordinary global circumstances due to Covid-19, we are temporarily rolling back the enforcement of SameSite cookie labelling, starting today,” said Google in Chromium blog post.