Chrome 28 brings Blink rendering engine; adds rich notifications on Windows

Chrome 28 brings Blink rendering engine; adds rich notifications on Windows
Few months back Google Chrome team announced that it would replace WebKit with its own web rendering engine, Blink.

And now we have received an official confirmation for this, with Google releasing 28 for Mac and Windows, the first release based on Blink. Chrome, after almost twelve years, has bid farewell to the rendering engine, WebKit that was employed in its Chromium source browser project. Chromium will now use Blink as its new rendering engine which will be now supported and updated by the search engine major.

Opera had recently released a version of its browser based on Blink rendering engine.

The new version also features a notification centre; however this is only available to Windows users for now and will be released for Mac later.

Chrome's official blog features a post from Justin DeWitt, Software Engineer, Google Chrome stating, "Starting today Chrome users on Windows will see their browser updated to include richer notifications (Mac is coming soon). We're excited to see what developers create and the convenience it brings to your day-to-day lives."

Chrome 28 also features a number of other improvements and security fixes including:

[252216] Low CVE-2013-2867: Block pop-unders in various scenarios.

[252062] High CVE-2013-2879: Confusion setting up sign-in and sync. Credit to Andrey Labunets.

[252034] Medium CVE-2013-2868: Incorrect sync of NPAPI extension component. [$21,500] A special reward for Andrey Labunets for his combination of CVE-2013-2879 and CVE-2013-2868 along with some (since fixed) server-side bugs.

[245153] Medium CVE-2013-2869: Out-of-bounds read in JPEG2000 handling. Credit to Felix Groebert of Google Security Team.

[$6267.4] [244746] [242762] Critical CVE-2013-2870: Use-after-free with network sockets. Credit to Collin Payne.

[$3133.7] [244260] Medium CVE-2013-2853: Man-in-the-middle attack against HTTP in SSL. Credit to Antoine Delignat-Lavaud and Karthikeyan Bhargavan from Prosecco at INRIA Paris.

[$2000] [243991] [243818] High CVE-2013-2871: Use-after-free in input handling. Credit to miaubiz.

[Mac only] [242702] Low CVE-2013-2872: Possible lack of entropy in renderers. Credit to Eric Rescorla.

[$1000] [241139] High CVE-2013-2873: Use-after-free in resource loading. Credit to miaubiz.

[Windows + NVIDIA only] [$500] [237611] Medium CVE-2013-2874: Screen data leak with GL textures. Credit to "danguafer".

[$500] [233848] Medium CVE-2013-2875: Out-of-bounds-read in SVG. Credit to miaubiz.

[229504] Medium CVE-2013-2876: Extensions permissions confusion with interstitials. Credit to Dev Akhawe.

[229019] Low CVE-2013-2877: Out-of-bounds read in XML parsing. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.

[196636] None: Remove the "viewsource" attribute on iframes. Credit to Collin Jackson.

[177197] Medium CVE-2013-2878: Out-of-bounds read in text handling. Credit to Atte Kettunen of OUSPG.

[256985] High CVE-2013-2880: Various fixes from internal audits, fuzzing and other initiatives (Chrome 28).

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