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Two web browsers, Chrome and Firefox, released security fixes in the past week.

Google promoted Chrome 78 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux with the roll out ongoing.

While Firefox released Firefox 70, introducing new security indicators for HTTP and HTTPS sites, and a new privacy report that shows how many times its Enhanced Tracking Protection has blocked third-party tracking cookies, fingerprinting, and browser-based cryptominers.

Chrome 78.0.3904.70 contains a series of fixes and improvements. The update includes 37 security fixes.

Three of the top fixes labeled high are CVE-2019-13699, which is a use-after-free in media vulnerability.

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In addition, there was CVE-2019-13700, which was a buffer overrun in Blink.

Also, there was CVE-2019-13701, which was a URL spoof in navigation.

One of the vulnerabilities labeled medium was a privilege elevation in Installer.

Meanwhile, Mozilla released Firefox 70, introducing new security indicators for HTTP and HTTPS sites, and a new privacy report that shows how many times its Enhanced Tracking Protection has blocked third-party tracking cookies, fingerprinting, and browser-based cryptominers.

Mozilla saoid Firefox blocked over 450 billion third-party tracking requests since July, with the number rising sharply after Firefox 69 released last month, which enabled tracking protection by default.

Firefox 70 offers users insight into how frequent online tracking occurs in its new privacy report, which is accessible by clicking the browser’s new shield icon next to the HTTPS padlock icon, and scrolling down to Show Report.

Firefox 70 also introduces streamlined security indicators for HTTPS and HTTP sites. HTTPS sites now display a grey padlock icon, while all HTTP sites have a padlock with a red strike-through to indicate a connection over an insecure protocol.

The browser no longer displays the name of the company if they have used an Extended Validation (EV) SSL certificate. This information is now available by clicking the shield icon.

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