Google Chrome 12 Stable Release
Google has released the latest stable version of their browser, Google Chrome 12. While normally we would not make mention of new software versions or releases, in this case we are making an exception. Google Chrome 12 stable release is not exactly going to light the world on fire but it does have some new features such as safe-browsing protection against malicious files and manageability of Flash cookies as well as other features and security fixes. However, the real reason for this blog entry is the importance of safe-browsing.
The use of a secure, up-to-date browser is the single most effective thing users can do to protect themselves from infections and attacks online. Whether you are using Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari or any one of the many other browsers out there, you must keep it up-to-date. Updates ensure security holes are patched, new features are available and that online viewing stays sharp and exciting. If you haven’t updated or aren’t sure if an update has been performed recently, now is a great time to check.
Internet Explorer 9
For Internet Explorer users, version 9 (IE9) is the latest stable release from Microsoft. It is their best attempt thus far at a secure and web standard compliant browser, so please get the update if you haven’t already.
We at GeekITDown use several browsers across several platforms, but we realize that is not the most ideal situation for the average user. While IE9 is a much better offering from Microsoft, we still recommend Firefox or Google Chrome as the browsers of choice. Both provide a higher level of security and can get locked down tight with add-ons and both are ahead of the game when it comes to web standards and functionality. Plus, the GeekITDown Blog is best viewed in Firefox, so why not try something new!