Chrome Show: ChromeBleed checks for HeartBleed issues before you surf insecurely

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After finding out how widespread the HeartBleed security issue is, it only made sense to find a Chrome extension to help the situation. There are a number of good ones but we chose ChromeBleed because it also works in Google(s goog) searches, showing which sites may still have server vulnerabilities before you even visit them. Meanwhile, the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook is looking good in tablet mode while Microsoft(s msft) ended its Scroogled campaign just in time to add Office Online app shortcuts to the Chrome Web Store.

Join us for this week’s podcast as we discuss those topics as well as some great new features in Chrome Beta for Android and new Chromecast apps here now and coming soon.

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Today’s Chrome Show episode is sponsored by New Relic.

Hosts: Janko Roettgers and Kevin C. Tofel

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Chrome Beta for Android gets an undo close tab feature

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Nice tip to launch Chrome apps from the keyboard (h/t to Gregory Dillon)

Need a Chrome device comparison tool? Check out the one from ChromeUP

Player FM and Rocket Player get Chromecast support, Aereo will get it in May.

App / Extension of the week: ChromeBleed

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3 Alves

Hello Kevin,

Jamie Hoyle and I are the major active developers of Chromebleed. We do have some minor issues with the google search page, but will fix those soon. Thank you for your review. We did release a mirror release called Stopbleed with a newer version. Releases have been a problem due to being under auto review in the store, so there are some delays on releases. This might help the admin users to stay at a current release. These two extensions might not always run the same version, but each version is the correct one tagged in the Github repository. We will try to keep our versions at the latest for the users, but we have little control right now. We want to assure the users that there is nothing malicious about the extension. All code is open sourced on github. We just want to help identify sites with the vulnerability.

Regards,
Tony Alves

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