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Google issues last-minute Chrome fixes before Pwn2Own

Gregg Keizer | March 8, 2011
Day before hacking contest starts, fixes 25 flaws and pays out $16K in bounties

According to Computerworld's tests, Crankshaft increases Chrome's score on Google's own V8 JavaScript benchmarks by 64%, but doesn't improve the browser's score on the more widely used SunSpider test suite.

Other additions to Chrome 10 include site password synchronization, and the first appearance in a stable build of an anti-exploit "sandbox" to isolate the integrated copy of Adobe's Flash Player.

Google has been releasing rougher versions of Chrome with a Flash sandbox since early December 2010.

Chrome 10 can be downloaded for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux from Google's Web site. Users already running the browser will be updated automatically.

 

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