Google's Chrome gets webmail and security updates


Google's Chrome gets webmail and security updates

Warwick Ashford

Google has patched the latest versions of Chrome to make the browser work better with Microsoft's Hotmail and Yahoo Mail.

Mark Larson, Google Chrome program manager, said in a blog posting that both webmail services were now working with Chrome.

He described the Hotmail fix as a "workaround" while the Hotmail team at Microsoft works on a "proper fix".

This is the second attempt at resolving compatibilty issues between Chrome and Hotmail.

Google released the first fix for this problem in December, when the company said it was preparing to take Chrome out of beta in January.

The latest beta and stable versions of Chrome also include two security updates.

One is a workaround for the Adobe Reader cross-site scripting vulnerability that could allow a PDF document to run scripts on arbitrary sites.

The other update deals with a bug in the V8 JavaScript engine that could disclose sensitive information from one website to a third party.

Google will have to overcome all the security vulnerabilities and compatibility difficulties if it is to make any real impact on the browser market.

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