Google has released the first security update for its Chrome 101 browser. In it, the developers have closed 13 security gaps.
On April 26, Google updated its Chrome browser to version 101. On May 2nd there was a first update to version 101.0.4951.54, which, for once, was not supposed to close any security gaps. The first security update is now available with the desktop version 101.0.4951.64 for Windows, macOS and Linux. Chrome for Android received the update to version 101.0.4951.61 a day early.
Google has so far awarded $16,000 in awards to the outside researchers, but the amount of the award has not yet been determined for several gaps. As always, Google has not published any details about the internally found security gaps. As a rule, Chrome updates itself automatically when a new version is available.
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Other Chromium-based browsers
The manufacturers of other Chromium-based browsers are now being asked to follow suit with appropriate updates. After all, Brave and Microsoft (Edge) are already at the security level before the Chrome update discussed above. Despite yesterday’s update, Opera has not yet arrived at Chromium 101. Neither does Vivaldi, but the developers have installed a newer, more secure Chromium 100 version as the browser basis. Thus, the same gaps are filled in Vivaldi as in Brave and Edge.
Chrome 101.0.4951.61 for Android apparently fixes the same vulnerabilities as the updates for the desktop versions. Google will release Chrome 102 on May 24th.
Chromium-based browsers at a glance: