Google announced this Monday the release of Chrome 59, a version full of design and functionality improvements, but most importantly, fixes for 30 vulnerabilities.
Researchers found, amongst other things, a vulnerability in the credit card autofill and editor feature. That might explain how my credit card details fell in the wrong hand 1 month ago!
According to Google, $23,000 USD were spent on a group of experts to fix a total of 30 flaws in their popular web browser’s new version. Google even paid external researchers (hackers) to help them find these vulnerabilities!
Google has spent more than $9 million since starting it’s Chrome Reward Program in 2010, which rewards security researchers to make Chrome and Chrome OS more secure. Last year alone more than $3 million were spent and a standing $100,000 reward is being offered for participants that can compromise a Chromebook or Chromebox!
Pro Drive IT, managed service provider, is committed to business security and is promoting it via several security workshops in Guildford and London. Interested in coming? The next one is Thursday 22nd June at The Mandolay Hotel, Guildford, Surrey. Go here for more details: www.prodriveit.co.uk/cyber-security