Chrome 90 HTTPS default and 0day fix
Google and its commitment to more secure HTTPS browsing are now taking another step with the release of the stable version 90 of Chrome.
The release comes a day after the expected one, and probably includes fixes for one 0day exploit revealed for the first time in the Pwn2Own competition.
In March, Google announced that Chrome would only select HTTPS connections starting with version 90, saying it was now the most widely used protocol, improving the privacy, security and initial loading speed of sites that support it.
In iOS the change will be released a little later.
This version of Chrome also incorporates the AV1 encoder for the first time in Google's browser, which states that it is "specially optimized for video conferencing."
We've seen AV1 implemented by Netflix for video playback on mobile devices, but the "unauthorized" 4K encoder will obviously improve streaming on very low-bandwidth networks and improve screen sharing performance compared to VP9.
As usual, a restart of your browser is probably enough to install the new version.