Google patches 24 Chrome bugs, pays out $29K to bounty hunters

Over half of the bonus total goes to one researcher for reporting two serious vulnerabilities

By , Computerworld |  Security, Chrome, chrome browser

Google also called out some unspecified enhancements to Chrome in preparation for the Oct. 26 launch of Windows 8 by Microsoft.

Although Google announced a Windows 8 version of Chrome -- one that will include not just a desktop browser for that traditional UI, but also one for what was formerly called the "Metro" environment -- in mid-June, it has not shifted the latter from the rough-around-the-edges "Dev" channel since then.

Chrome 22 can be downloaded for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux from Google's website. The browser is updated automatically through its silent service.

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