Security & Privacy

Google Promotes Chrome Browser to Version 24

Posted on January 14th, 2013 by

Google’s Chrome team has announced the release of Chrome 24, updated for Mac OS X and other operating systems, resolving 24 security flaws. Chrome version 24.0.1312.52 includes 21 security fixes for flaws affecting Macs (11 high-level vulnerabilities, eight medium-level vulnerabilities, and two low-level bugs). This build also contains an update to Adobe Flash Player ( You can find the security details for Flash Player here.

The Chrome team awarded $6,000 in cash to the security researchers who provided information about the flaws covered in this software update. The following flaws were fixed in Chrome 24 for Mac OS X:

Google’s Chrome web browser updates automatically, so users will get the security updates after launching the software. If you don’t use Google Chrome, you can try it out by installing the newest version here.

  • Texas Techie

    Version 24.0.1312.52 had a security malware event with Facebook on this Chrome browser. Facebook logged out the https business page and requires this:
    “Click on the button below to download and install the Facebook malicious extension remover for your browser. Get Facebook security extension.” 1/18/2013. No malware shows on the VirusB-6 scan. Several days earlier using this Chrome on the FB business page, there were adverts in the NewsFeed, a situation a FB security article says is Chrome malware. More information in this Intego blog would be very helpful.