A week after Google’s update to Chrome 102, manufacturers of other Chromium-based browsers have also provided updates to fix a number of vulnerabilities.
On May 24th, Google released the new major version 102 of its Chrome browser. In it, the Google developers have eliminated 32 security gaps. Several manufacturers of Chromium-based browsers have now followed suit and updated their software. So far these are Brave, Microsoft (Edge) and Vivaldi. Opera takes longer again.
Almost simultaneously with Google’s Chrome update, Brave released its new browser version 1.39.111, which is already based on Chromium version 102.0.5005.61. Just a week later, on May 31, Microsoft updated its Edge browser to the new version 102.0.1245.30, based on the same Chromium. Microsoft has also fixed three Edge-specific vulnerabilities (CVE-2022-30128, CVE-2022-30127, CVE-2022-26905). Microsoft classifies two of the gaps as high risk.
▶The latest security updates
On June 1st, Vivaldi released the new version 5.3 of its browser. The initial version 5.3.2679.33 uses Chromium 102.0.5005.72. New in Vivaldi 5.3 are configurable toolbars. On the same day, Vivaldi had to push two improved versions to fix bugs that caused the update and restart to crash. The automatic update function is temporarily out of order, even for users of the previous version 5.2. Vivaldi 5.3 (currently: 5.3.2679.36) must therefore be obtained and installed as a complete download.
Opera hasn’t made the switch to Chromium 102 yet. The current Opera version 87.0.4390.36 from May 26 still contains Chromium 101.0.4951.67. Opera 88 (with Chromium 102) is still in beta.
Chromium-based browsers at a glance: