Google Chrome 91 released with new features, security improvements

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Yesterday, Google Chrome 91 was released to the Stable desktop channel. The latest version of Chrome incorporates several security improvements, the capability to copy and paste the files into web pages, and other new developer features.

Chrome 91 fixes 32 security vulnerabilities, and eight of them have been marked as ‘High’ severity.

Yesterday, Google promoted Chrome 91 to its Stable channel, Chrome 92 as the new Beta version, and Chrome 93 will be the Canary version.

Chrome 91

Windows, Mac, and Linux desktop users can upgrade to Chrome 91 by navigating to Settings -> Help -> About Google Chrome. The browser will then automatically search for the new update and install it when it finds an available update.

Clipboard: read-only files support

This Google Chrome update brings in a feature that can be quite useful for web mail users. The webmail users will now be able to copy and paste a file into an email message to get the file automatically attached.

“Chrome supports files via DataTransfer for drag and drop, but not for clipboard,” explains Google’s status page for this feature.

It is beneficial for those users who are not able to use clipboard keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V to perform tasks like attaching a file to an email instead of just drag and drop.

Continued NAT Slipstreaming protection

NAT Slipstreaming attacks exploit a router’s Application Level Gateway (ALG) feature to obtain access to any port on an internal network. Thereby, permitting threat actors to obtain access to services that are generally secured by the router.

When deciding whether port 10080 should be blocked or not, developers found that Amanda backup software and VMware vCenter use the port, but won’t be affected by the block.

Lately, Google Chrome 88 update brought improved password protection, including tab search but those options aren’t productive for people with 50+ open tabs.

Other developer changes in Chrome 91

The Google Chrome 91 release brings in several new APIs, trials, and improvement to Google Chrome. Here’s the list of main developer changes in the latest chrome update.

  • GravitySensor API
  • CSS custom counter styles
  • JSON Modules
  • WebOTP API: cross-origin iframe support
  • WebSockets over HTTP/2
  • WebTransport

For additional information on the features in the release, check out the Chrome 91 status page.

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