Google has made an update available for Chrome, the upgrade can be accessed by clicking the Wrench Icon then by going to ‘About Google Chrome’. Or if you aren’t running Chrome yet, you can download Google Chrome by visiting the Chrome Download Page
The update fixes several bugs along with some more security thrown in for good measure. One fix was to prevent Chrome from indexing the content of secure pages such as banking information which could later be obtained by anyone using your Chrome installation.
The changes in 0.2.149.30
r1927 – Stop adding content from HTTPS sites to the searchable index.
Google Chrome keeps a searchable history of pages you visit. This history is only stored locally on your computer. Previously, this searchable history included the text from secure sites, such as your online bank (any sites using SSL for security). Google Chrome no longer saves text from secure pages in its local history. The address bar and local history search page will no longer find data from secure sites you have visited.
Note: After installing the update, you may have to clear your browsing history to remove copies of secure pages indexed prior to the 0.2.149.30 update.
r1978 – Don’t send sensitive URLs to search suggest services.
Google Chrome stops sending data to a suggest service if the typed URL:
- Contains a username:password field (http://username:firstname.lastname@example.org/)
- Has query parameters (the trailing ?param=data following the URL)
- Is an https URL with any path component (any part following the hostname, such as /path in https://www.example.com/path)
r1859 – Fix problems with Flash not playing video if too many connections are opened. For example, using the slider to advance video on YouTube could cause video to stop playing.
r1692 – Fix crashes with some plugins –3dvia was the most widely reported– when they return an error for NPN_GetValue. Fixes bug 493.