Google today released a new update for its Chrome browser which
is available for download with version 67.0.3396.62 for
all users on Windows. The latest update comes with new features
along with fixes which were tested by beta users over the last
couple of weeks.
The latest update comes with support for Generic Sensors API
along with improvements to VR and AR experiences. The Generic
Sensors API allows the developers to get their hands on
accelerometers or gyroscopes sensors on their websites.
The company has also added WebXR Device API support which
enables the creation of Virtual and Augmented reality
experience both on PC and Mobile headsets. The API is currently
available as an Origin trial and the developers would require
to sign up before using it.
The update also brings support for Progressive Web Apps which
can be programmed were in they can be opened automatically via
the Chrome browser both on PCs and Mac.
Google has also released a Site isolation feature which
improves the overall security of the Chrome browser bringing
the users at minimum risk. The update also includes mitigations
for the recent Meltdown and Spectre attack. Google has also
included support for BigInt’s which are numeric primitive in
“We’re continuing to roll out Site Isolation to a larger
percentage of the stable population in Chrome 67. Site
Isolation improves Chrome’s security and helps mitigate the
risks posed by Spectre. To diagnose whether an issue is caused
by Site Isolation, use
chrome://flags#site-isolation-trial-opt-out as described here,”
said Google’s Krishna Govind.”
There are also close to 34 security fixes which have been
rolled out by Google in the latest update to the Chrome
browser. The details of the security fixes are not yet
available and we expect Google to release the details in the
release notes in a couple of days.
The latest update to the Chrome Browser is already rolling out
and should be available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Earlier this month, Google announced that the Chrome 69 still
stop displaying the HTTPS indication in the browser and it
certainly makes sense since the web is slowly migrating to
HTTPS. The HTTP sites, on the other hand, will be flagged more
prominently and in this case, Google will show that the
connection to the site is not secure.