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Chrome 32 Launches with Tab Indicators For Sound And Video, Improved Malware Blocking, New Win8 Look and Supervised users

Chrome 32 Launches with Tab Indicators For Sound And Video, Improved Malware Blocking, New Win8 Look and Supervised users

Chrome 32 to the Stable channel. 32.0.1700.76 for Windows and Chrome Frame and 32.0.1700.77 for Mac and Linux. This release contains a number of fixes and improvements, including:

Tab indicators for sound, webcam and casting

You can now visually scan your tabs for a speaker icon to quickly find the ones singing in the background. You’ll also be able to see which tabs are currently using your webcam or are being cast to your TV.



Supervised Users

You can now use a beta preview of supervised users to help family members who may need some guidance browsing the web. Once you create a supervised user, you can visit to review their browsing activity and determine site restrictions.




A different look for Win8 Metro mode

Manage multiple Chrome windows and quickly get to your favorite Chrome Apps with an integrated app launcher.  In short, it’s Chrome OS in Windows 8: you can manage multiple Chrome windows and launch Chrome Apps from an integrated app launcher.




Automatically blocking malware files

This new version also includes Google’s new malware blocker, which arrived in the experimental Canary build of Chrome last October. With this, Google will automatically block any downloads its systems have flagged as malware.


This release introduced A number of new apps/extension APIs & Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance

As in previous releases, Google also included the usual bug fixes, stability improvements, and so on in Chrome version 32.0.1700.76. For more details, you can check out the full SVN revision log.

Last but certainly not least, Chrome 32 also addresses 21 security issues, of which Google chose to highlight the following:

  • [$1000][249502] High CVE-2013-6646: Use-after-free in web workers. Credit to Collin Payne.
  • [$1000][326854] High CVE-2013-6641: Use-after-free related to forms. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG.
  • [$1000][324969] High CVE-2013-6642: Address bar spoofing in Chrome for Android. Credit to lpilorz.
  • [$5000][321940] High CVE-2013-6643: Unprompted sync with an attacker’s Google account. Credit to Joao Lucas Melo Brasio.
  • [318791] Medium CVE-2013-6645 Use-after-free related to speech input elements. Credit to Khalil Zhani.
  • [333036] CVE-2013-6644: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives.

Google spent at least $8,000 in bug bounties this release. These fixes alone should push Chrome users to upgrade as soon as possible.

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