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Google Launches Chrome OS 75, New for Linux Apps and System Security

The new version of Google's operating system should arrive in the next few days and with a lot of new features.

O Google develops ChromeOS, its Linux-based operating system, which is embedded in chromebooks from companies such as Dell, Asus, Lenovo, Acer, HP, Samsung. And the Mountain View company has released another release of its system.

Google Launches Chrome OS 75, New for Linux Apps and System Security

ChromeOS 75 has reached the stable channel, version 75.0.3770.102, with some app news Linux, improvements to the Files app.

In this version, a new feature for Parental Control has been introduced where it will be possible to limit the time spent by children in ChromeOS.

Although in beta, support for applications developed for Linux on ChromeOS is developing rapidly. Once you could run some programs, like GIMP, now apps will be able to access Android devices through a USB connection.

Another improvement has been the Files app, which now has support for third-party file apps. Android DocumentsProvider APIs were used.

On the security side, ChromeOS 75 has brought several mitigations regarding hardware vulnerabilities. Intel MDS (Microarchitectural Data Sampling). In its support document, Google explains how MDS works:

Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) is a group of vulnerabilities that allows an attacker to read potentially sensitive data. If Chrome processes are attacked, this sensitive data may include site content as well as passwords, credit card numbers or cookies. The vulnerabilities could also be exploited to read host memory from within a virtual machine or for an Android application to read privileged process memory (eg keymaster).

In this document, they list the affected devices and further technical details. If you want to check it out, you can access it via this link. This article does not end here, keep exchanging an idea there in our forum.

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