Sometime next week, Google will release a milestone update for Chrome 63. This week the PC version of Chrome has been updated and, even though, it has brought security patches and stability, those who need their RAM space have noticed a difference.
There are two features interesting which will be released with the new update next week: Site Isolation and Extension Blocking.
Chrome browser uses a Multi-process architecture and it uses one of them per browser tab in order to contain crashes and bugs. This makes Chrome more stable since it will not allow the full browser to crash, due to a single page’s fault.
The Multi-process method used in the new update will use one process per tab; however, if in a tab there is an event triggering the opening of a new page, those two pages will follow a singular process together. The same is also valid for multiple domains visited within a single page.
The main purpose of Site Isolation is to get rid of the sharing process. With each new event transcending multiple domains in an individual tab can be supported by a new process. Things have defiantly got complicated for hackers.
This new feature to be released next week allows admins to block extensions. The process will be handled via Google Admin Console and it helps prevent extension accessing webcams, VPNs and others.
A new feature which will be added for Chrome 63 is Transport Layer Security (TLS 1.3). A larger roll of the protocol between Chrome and Gmail will happen in 2018.
It seems that Google wants to make sure Chrome remains the first browser option used worldwide, especially now with Mozilla’s release of Firefox Quantum. We will have to see which one is the best option for us.