After iOS this afternoon, Chrome 66 for Mac is introduced with several user-oriented features and policy changes. This includes the behavior of new media autoplay, password export, and other security changes.
In January 2009, Chrome, with version 64, allowed users to mute audio for individual websites to make playback more consistent. Google will continue this effort with new guidelines that regulate when media in Chrome 66 can start automatically or start automatically:
- The content is muted or does not have audio
- Users have previously clicked or clicked on the web site during the browser session
- On mobile devices when the web site was added by the user on the home screen
- On the desktop when the user frequently publishes media on the web site according to the Media Engagement Index [1
At the security level, Chrome 66 removes confidence in Symantec certificates after the company's Safety standards of the industry has not met. As announced last September, alerts are displayed when visiting sites that have not yet been upgraded to the new DigiCert Certificate Authority.
In addition, this release includes another mitigation technique for the Specter CPU vulnerability. When Site isolation is enabled, pages from different sites are executed in different processes, each process blocking certain types of sensitive data from other sites.
Google is running a "small percentage trial" with this release, getting ready for another upcoming launch.
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