Google Chrome has generated a lot of press in the day since it was released on Tuesday. Â It gainedÂ over a 1% market share in under 24 hours. Â Some of the interesting tidbits from a risk/security standpoint:
Google Chrome debuted with an extremelyÂ controversialÂ EULA that basically says everything you do with the Chrome browser belongs to Google. Â They have since adjusted the EULA to remove some of the strongly worded sentences, but this might just have given us a peak into Google’s world domination plot?
It seems that only mere hours after the Chrome browser was available for download,Â vulnerabilitiesÂ started showing up. Â Some of them as simple as a browser crash, others as serious as carpet-bombing. Â This is actually not too surprising since Chrome is based off the same version of WebKit,Â 525.13, that the vulnerable Safari 3.1 emanatesÂ from.
The Chrome browser has a stealth browsing mode called Incognito which will not leave any tracks of where you browse in your history or store any cookies. Â This appears to be very similar to the IE8’sÂ InPrivate browsing mode.
Every tab opened in Chrome runs as an independent instance of the browser. Â Apparently, if you experience trouble in one tab, the rest of your Chrome environment is safe from the misbehaving tab. Â I guess this only works if you don’t browse to the vulnerability mentioned above that crashes your whole browser. 🙂
So what is your take on the new Chrome browser? Â Mubix suggests power users should stick with Firefox or will Chrome make the internetÂ less frustrating” as Walt Mossberg declares?