Adds five new security features to Chrome 4, including two IE8 debuted last March.
Google yesterday announced it has added several new security features to Chrome, including two that were first popularized by rival Microsoft in Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) last year.
The newest "stable" build of Chrome -- Google
's term for a production-quality edition -- includes five security additions that target Web developers who want to build more secure sites, said Adam Barth
, a software engineer on the Chrome team.
Of the five features, two are notable because they're already part of IE8, a browser many consider behind the times -- and one that has trouble keeping up with competitors, such as Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox, which are upgraded more frequently.