Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Google Chrome 100 Released – Security Fixes, New Logo & More

The all-new Chrome 100 for the Stable desktop channel has been released by Google on March 29th, 2022. The new Google Chrome 100 (100.0.4896.60) includes several new additions like:-

  • A new logo
  • Security improvements
  • Development features
  • Many more

The Chrome 100 is launched for all the following major platforms:-

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux

Apart from Google Chrome 100, Google also promoted the following versions as well:-

  • Chrome 101 as the new Beta version
  • Chrome 102 will be the Canary version

New Developer Features of Chrome 100

In Google Chrome 100, developers have access to new APIs that add functionality to their web apps. The Google Play Store now offers an API for making in-app purchases from web applications.

The new version of Google Chrome 100 offers a new Multi-Screen Window Placement API, which enables web applications to support multi-screen functionality.

Three-digit Version Number Used

User-agent strings, as shown below, are now three-digits instead of two-digits with Google Chrome 100. It has been a purpose of Google to test if altering the Chrome user agent to three-digit ‘Chrome/100,’ as it would break or malfunction the websites since September 2021.

“Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/100.0.4896.60 Safari/537.36”

However, Google has strongly urged users to immediately report in case of any unsudden crash occurs after applying the Chrome 100 update or upgrade.

New Icon

There are modest changes to the new Chrome 100 logo in which you can see a larger inner blue circle and the removal of shadows. 

Chrome Canary builds had already tested the new logo, but now that Chrome 100 has been released to Stable builds, it has made its official debut.

This move of Google depicts that it’s one of the modern moves and brand expressions of Google. Moreover, Chrome 100 is a free update with new features and improvements, as well as 28 security vulnerabilities. 

While among all the detected vulnerabilities there are nine vulnerabilities that are rated as ‘High’ severity, making it a crucial update for all users.

Here below we have mentioned all the fixed vulnerabilities:-

  • CVE-2022-1125 (High)
  • CVE-2022-1127 (High)
  • CVE-2022-1128 (High)
  • CVE-2022-1129 (High)
  • CVE-2022-1130 (High)
  • CVE-2022-1131 (High)
  • CVE-2022-1132 (High)
  • CVE-2022-1133 (High)
  • CVE-2022-1134 (High)
  • CVE-2022-1135 (Medium)
  • CVE-2022-1136 (Medium)
  • CVE-2022-1137 (Medium)
  • CVE-2022-1138 (Medium)
  • CVE-2022-1139 (Medium)
  • CVE-2022-1141 (Medium)
  • CVE-2022-1142 (Medium)
  • CVE-2022-1143 (Medium)
  • CVE-2022-1144 (Medium)
  • CVE-2022-1145 (Medium)
  • CVE-2022-1146 (Low)

Want to upgrade your old Chrome, then you have to follow a few simple steps that we have mentioned below:-

  • First of all, you have to go to Settings.
  • Then click on the Help option.
  • After that, you have to select the About Google Chrome option.
  • That’s it, now your browser will automatically check for the new update and install it.

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