- This discovery comes less than a month after a severe zero-day vulnerability was patched by Google.
- If you use the
Google Chromebrowser on your computer or laptop, you should update it to the latest version now.
Google is urging Chrome users to update the browser on their computers and laptops right away. The update alert comes after seven high-severity vulnerabilities were discovered in Google Chrome.
These seven vulnerabilities are not restricted to just the Windows version of the Chrome browser – it affects Linux as well as macOS users.
Google has highlighted the vulnerabilities in its
blog post but has provided little information as to how they can be exploited by cybercriminals.
“Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third-party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed,” the company stated in its post.
The security concerns have prompted the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security (CISA), a US federal agency, to issue a
notification urging users to update the Chrome browser.
Of the seven vulnerabilities discovered and disclosed, two were discovered by Manfred Paul, who
received a bounty of $21,000 for each discovery.
This comes less than a month after a zero-day vulnerability was
patched by Google. This security issue allowed remote attackers to completely compromise the vulnerable system.
Zero-day refers to vulnerabilities that have been only recently discovered.
How to update Google Chrome
You can update to the latest version of Google Chrome by following these steps:
- Open the Google Chrome browser on your computer or laptop.
- Click on the three-dot button in the toolbar.
- Now, click on Help -> About Google Chrome.
If you don’t have the latest version of the browser installed, Chrome will start downloading the update and prompt you to restart the browser at the end.
If you already have the latest version, which is 92.0.4515.159 installed, you don’t have to do anything and you are protected from the vulnerabilities.
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