Newly-launched Google Chrome 66: Here Are The Top Features

Google’s Chrome 66 comes with updates designed to make browsing even better.

Chrome 66, the latest update to the world’s most popular browser, is now finally live. It brings with it new features both for users and developers and several changes on policy and security.

Probably the key highlights to this update include autoplay blocking feature, password exporting and improved stability and performance.

As reported last month, this latest update includes a feature where Chrome 66 automatically mutes autoplay videos. That is unless the user frequently plays media on that website or in some way interacted with the content on that page.

“This will allow autoplay to occur when users want media to play, and respect users’ wishes when they don’t,” Google previously said in a statement.

The latest update now also includes an “Export Passwords” feature. This allows users to export their saved passwords and import them into other browsers. To access this, you can go to Settings > Advanced > Passwords and forms > Manage passwords > Saved Passwords menu.

On the security front, Google has removed trust for Symantec certificates after the company failed to follow industry security standards.

The full list of the changes of this build is available in the Git log.

Chrome 66 is now available for iOS users in the App Store. The Android version has also already been released and will be available on Google Play over the course of the next few weeks. For desktop, you can update your Chrome now using the built-in updater or download it directly here.

Microsoft announces security bug in Internet Explorer

In another huge setback for their Web browser, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer makes PCs vulnerable to attacks due to a newly discovered bug.

In a bid to protect their users, Microsoft has warned all those who use IE to download a security software to lessen the risk of being infected by the malware.

This bug affects millions of IE users by making them vulnerable to attack from hackers who exploit the bug to infect the computer of IE users who visit a malicious site. This will allow the hacker to take control of the victim’s computer.

Microsoft said that IE users should install a security software as a means to protect their computers temporarily. This is a temporary fix to the problem as Microsoft tries to find a final solution to the bug.

Called the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit or Emet, this free security tool can be downloaded on the official website of Microsoft for free.

But analysts say that installation of this temporary fix may be troublesome to IE users so they suggest to use other Web browsers for the meantime. They can download Google’s Chrome, Mozilla’s Firefox and other Web browsers.

But will those who opt to install new Web browsers go back to IE after Microsoft fixes the bug? That is the problem.

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