All new in Chrome 102


All new in Chrome 102

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If you feel like you’re constantly being prompted to update Chrome, you are not wrong. Google is constantly releasing new updates to its web browser, usually to patch new security vulnerabilities as they are discovered. With this latest update, you really are to get Patches for 32 such bugsbut also one a handful of interesting and useful new featuresall that makes Update to Chrome 102 a snap.

While releasing standalone security patches when needed, Google tends to update Chrome like clockwork every four weeks. the last version chrome 101launched on April 26th, make minor UI tweaks and additions the ability to add notes to entries in Chrome’s password manager. While 102 isn’t a feature-rich update, it definitely has more to offer as version 101.

Keyboard shortcuts for tab management

After updating to Chrome 102, you can use a keyboard shortcut to move your active tab without having to drag the tab with the cursor. To rearrange the tab, hold down Ctrl + Shift + Page Up or Page Down. If your keyboard doesn’t have Page Up or Page Down keys, you probably need to use Fn + Up or Down.

Open files via web apps

There are two new web app features with Chrome 102. The first is the ability for web apps to open files on your computer, if the developer has done so they programmed it. For example, a web app might allow you to click an item, which then launches a file in your word processor.

Web apps shouldn’t be reloaded as often

When using web apps, it is common for the entire app to reload when switching pages. Chrome 102 should limit this behavior and make it easier for web apps to switch between pages without requiring a refresh.

Find out more about new stores (in test)

Google is testing a new Chrome feature in version 102: When you first visit a store’s website, a pop-up will appear asking if you want to learn more about the store – let’s say um the google reviews of this store. To see if this feature works for you, check its flag in chrome://flags/#page-info-about-this-site.

Control a presentation from a separate tab (demo)

This update is great for those of us who often Present slideshows over video calls. Soon everyone will have the ability to control slides without actually having the slideshow tab open. This allows you to open the video call tab and see your audience instead of giving your full attention to the presentation, which you probably know by heart. This feature is currently in demo mode. So if you want to try them, give them a try this interactive website to learn more.

Security patches for 32 vulnerabilities

The most important aspect of this update is that it patches 32 vulnerabilities present in previous versions. Of these, one is classified as “Critical” and eight as “High”. While the rest are rated medium and low‘ and none of the vulnerabilities seem to have been exploited by hackers, now that these vulnerabilities are public knowledge it is important to protect your browser.

Here are the nine critical and highly rated vulnerabilities that will be fixed with this update:

  • Critical CVE-2022-1853: Usage after free usage in indexed DB. Reported by Anonymous on 05/12/2022
  • High CVE-2022-1854: Usage after free usage in ANGLE. Reported by SeongHwan Park (SeHwa) on 4/27/2022
  • High CVE-2022-1855: Use after Free in messaging. Reported by Anonymous on 07/13/2021
  • High CVE-2022-1856: Usage after free usage in user training. Reported by Nan Wang(@eternalsakura13) and Guang Gong of 360 Alpha Lab on 05/06/2022
  • High CVE-2022-1857: Insufficient policy enforcement in the file system API. Reported by Daniel Rhea on 07/11/2021
  • High CVE-2022-1858: Out of bounds read in DevTools. Reported by EllisVlad on 4/7/2022
  • High CVE-2022-1859: Usage after free usage in Performance Manager. Reported by Guannan Wang (@Keenan7310) of Tencent Security Xuanwu Lab on 05/05/2022
  • High CVE-2022-1860: Usage after free usage in UI Foundations. Reported by @ginggilBesel on 02/15/2022
  • High CVE-2022-1861: Use after free release. Reported by Khalil Zhani on 04/16/2022

For a complete list of Chrome 102 You can find patches on Google Blog post about Chrome versions. These patches apply to all Chromium-based browsers, including Edge, Brave, and Opera Update one of these browsers if you use them.

How to update Chrome to version 102

To update Chrome, click the three dots in the top right, hover over “Help,” then select “About Google Chrome.” Allow Chrome to check for a new update: If it’s available, click Restart. When Chrome restarts, it should be running version 102.

[How-To Geek]

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