Google Chrome currently holds nearly 70 percent of the world’s PC browser market (The Chromium kernel lives a billion-plus a month), and Chrome’s dominance will be further strengthened with Microsoft’s launch of the new Edge. With such a large number of users of network software, security is also a top priority.
Google engineer Andrew R. Whalley said last week in his fourth-quarter security work summary report that Chrome’s security patch fixes have been successfully reduced from 33 to 15 days. The so-called “security patch fix interval” refers to the time a secure BUG is fixed in an open source library until it reaches the software body. Obviously, the shorter the time, the lower the threat to the user of the software.
As the “fix interval” shortens, Chrome may silently push security updates once a week in the future.