Google's New Browser

by Erin on September 9th, 2008 in Industry and Security News.

Many have debated the security pros and cons of today's most popular Web browsers - Internet Explorer and Firefox. Now there's a new browser in town: Chrome.

Even though it's only one week old, you've probably heard the buzz about Googles new browser. Security, of course, is at the forefront of most discussions.

Chromes security-related features include an "Incognito" mode to hide Web surfing history, site blacklists to warn of known phishing and malware, and a sandbox feature allowing each browser tab to be an isolated process running with limited capabilities. However, as Chrome is beta software, there are bound to be bugs and holes. Here's a look at some of the early vulnerabilities reported by security researchers right out of the gate.

Not ready to try the beta program out for yourself? You can satisfy your curiosity by taking a look through Chromes image gallery.