Google issues warning for Chrome users

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Internet search giant Google has issued a security warning for its Chrome web browser users. The company has issued a Chrome update telling its users that it includes a security fix.

The new update of the browser— version 81.0.4044.113 — has been launched for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

The new update comes only with security fixes, however, the company is not sharing any information about that yet. In an address, Google says, “Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.”

This update will be coming shortly, announced Google in a blog post.

This month Google also temporarily came back with SameSite cookie changes in Chrome because of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). To recall, with version 80 that was rolled out in February, Chrome began implementing secure-by-default handling of third-party cookies to increase privacy. The rollout, which has been slow, has been under close monitoring including proactively reaching out to individual websites and services to ensure their cookies are labelled correctly.

“…In light of the extraordinary global circumstances due to COVID-19, we are temporarily rolling back the enforcement of SameSite cookie labelling, starting today,” said Google in Chromium blog post.

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