It is learned from Google officials that in order to better protect users’ network security, Google will speed up the update speed of its Chrome browser. Starting this week, users of the stable version of the Chrome browser will receive a weekly security update instead of every two weeks before, and this security update will be released to the stable channel this week with the Chrome 116 version.
By releasing security updates on a weekly basis, Google will be able to close the “patch gap” in Chrome compared to the previous biweekly patch, Google said: “While we cannot completely eliminate the possibility of n-day attacks, the weekly One Chrome security update cadence allows us to release security fixes an average of 3.5 days in advance, greatly reducing the time window for n-day attackers to develop and use attack methods against potential victims, making attacks more difficult.”
Google said that if it finds an actual exploited security hole in its Chrome browser, the company will quickly fix it and issue an unscheduled patch. However, since Google will now release new security updates weekly, Google expects such unplanned updates to decrease.