Google releases Chrome 62 on Android to fix major vulnerabilities, add some new features


After a short beta testing phase, Google released Chrome version 62 for Android devices. The new update for the mobile browser patches some security vulnerabilities discovered recently and brings some visual changes that are meant to better fit the Android design language.

So, for the most important part, this update includes fixes for the KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerabilities. This severe exploit made all platforms vulnerable, but devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and newer were the easiest to attack.

Apparently, WPA2, the encryption standard that secures WiFi networks was cracked, which means a third-party could now read all information going through a WiFi network secured by WPA2. Since this is the most common method of securing WiFi networks, the problem became quickly widespread.

Google changed Chrome's notification style and interactions. It also enhanced touch experience in Files app and added support for full-screen apps in Enterprise Public Session mode. Finally, if you're using Chrome on an Android tablet, you'll be pleased to know that Google added the ability to zoom legacy apps in tablet mode.

The updated version of Chrome for Android will be rolling out to all compatible devices over the next few days.

source: Google

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6 Comments

1. mikehunta727 unregistered

Sticking with Samsung browser/adblock combo. The browser flies

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I've deleted Chrome from my smartphone... It's not worth it anymore as I've got much better options in the form of CM browser. This stuff is a breeze... not to mention the very effective Adblock which it has built-in.

3. mikehunta727 unregistered

Is CM browser as fast as Samsung's?

4. mikehunta727 unregistered

Messing with it right now, not bad!

5. chenski

Posts: 769; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

But I heard cm got lots of ads?

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Lots of ads? Nah, it's quite the contrary, in fact.

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