In a move to hike it browser security, Google pushed out a new stable version of Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux Tuesday.
The company rewarded the contributors for uncovering two use-after-free vulnerabilities, one in web workers and the other related to forms.
In addition, the developer eliminated a security issue that could cause address bar spoofing in the Android version of the web browser.
As Google rewards researchers that find vulnerabilities, the largest payment ($3,000) went to Joao Lucas Melo Brasio, an information security researcher and specialist from Brazil, for revealing a flaw that caused an unprompted synchronization of data with the Google account of an attacker.
Internal security work also added to improved security of the browser and other fixes have come into play because of audits, fuzz testing (brute force vulnerability discovery), and other initiatives.