Google issues urgent warning for BILLIONS of users over major security flaw – update now | #macos | #macsecurity

GOOGLE has released an urgent update for a high-severity security issue spotted in Chrome.

The Chrome 100.0.4896.127 update has been released for Windows, Mac, and Linux.


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Billions of people across the globe use Google Chrome.

The update is said to patch a critical issue that may have been actively exploited by hackers.

That ‘zero-day’ flaw has been named CVE-2022-1364.

Google said in a security announcement: “Google is aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-1364 exists in the wild.”

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A ‘zero-day’ is a term used to describe a security issue that may have been actively exploited by cybercriminals.

Little else has been revealed about the flaw.

Google said: “Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix.”

Google has said that the update will roll out in the next few weeks.

If you want it immediately then there’s a few simple steps you can follow.

How to update Google Chrome

On your computer, open the Google Chrome browser and click the More icon (three vertical dots) in the top right.

Click Update Google Chrome, or if that option isn’t there, it means you’re already using the latest version.

Once you’ve updated, click Relaunch.

The browser will save your open tabs and windows and re-open them when it restarts.

You can also restart your browser later on by clicking Not Now.

This will cause the update to be applied the next time you restart your browser.

The More icon will be coloured (1) green if an update has been available for two days, (2) orange if an update has been available for four days, or (3) red if an update has been available for seven days.

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