Google is out with Chrome 41, providing users with new security updates, bug fixes and features for the widely used browser.
From a CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) perspective, Chrome 41 includes support for a number of new attributes, including ‘image-rendering:pixelated’.
“The image-rendering property provides a hint to the user-agent about what aspects of an image are most important to preserve when the image is scaled,” The W3C specifications page states.
The specification notes that with the pixelated attribute,”the image must be scaled with the ‘nearest neighbor’ or similar algorithm, to preserve a ‘pixelated’ look as the image changes in size.”
As with all Chrome updates, security vulnerability fixes are major part of the Chrome 41 stable release. In Chrome 41, Google is fixing 51 different security vulnerabilities, 12 of which are rated as having high impact.
Of the 51 vulnerabilities, 18 were reported to Google by third party researchers that were rewarded by Google for their efforts. In total, Google paid researchers $52,000 in awards, with the top single award being a $7,500 payment to a researcher identified by Google only as ‘anonymous’. The anonymous researcher was awarded the $7,500 for CVE-2015-1212, which is one of the high-impact out-of-bounds memory flaws.
Google has been awarding security researcher since 2010, with rewards for responsibly disclosing flaws in Chrome. In 2014, Google reported that it paid out approximately $1.5 million awards to security researchers.
Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at Datamation and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist
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