After dethroning Safari earlier this year, Google has been steadily stealing market share away from its rivals by building a browser that is not only fast and stable, but extremely secure as well.
Now it looks like the search engine giant is going the extra distance by ensuring that your privacy information within Chrome is not only protected from malicious flash sites, but also your computer as well.
As one of the engineers working on Chromeâ€™sÂ sandbox, Iâ€™m happy to announce that weâ€™re bringing Chromeâ€™s existing sandboxing technology for web pages to theÂ Flash Player plug-in in Chrome for Windows. The sandbox adds anÂ additional layer of protection to further guard againstÂ malicious pages that try to hijack your computer or steal private information from your hard drive. Based on this groundwork in the beta, weâ€™ll be bringing the sandboxed Flash Player to Chrome for Mac and Linux in future releases as well. (Google Chrome Blog)
Google also included a few extra features like Google Instant within the omnibox (which doubles as a url box and search box) as well as support for WebGL as a bonus (a key ingredient for specific 3D hardware accelerationÂ technologyÂ that will probably benefit Chrome OS netbooks).
These additional security features may help Google to convince even more users to switch away from their current browsers, as well as make it harder for Internet Explorer to curb the defections.