Google Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Chrome 45

by Michael Mimoso

Tuesday turned out to be a busy day for browser makers.

The three major vendors in the space—Google; Mozilla; and Microsoft—joined arms and announced their intent to stop support for the weakened RC4 encryption algorithm starting early next year.

Google, having already announced it would pause Flash-based ads in Chrome yesterday, pushed through version 45 of the browser, patching 29 security vulnerabilities in the process.

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