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All users of Google Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge issued a severe warning

The most FAVORITE websites may crash and fail to load due to a major update for the most popular web browsers.

Chrome, Firefox, and Edge are all planning to roll out their 100th versions soon, but the additional number could be confusing for some sites.

The issue could affect billions of users around the world

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The issue could affect billions of users around the worldCredit: Getty

That’s because they ask your computer or phone about the browser you’re using with each visit and version.

But the code above many codes can only contain two digits, meaning they will read version 10 instead of version 100 and go into haywire state.

And the clock is ticking fast for the web worms to take action.

Chrome is currently at version 98 and usually updates to the next level every month or so.

Edge is also at version 98, while Firefox is not far behind at 97.

So version 100 may be only a few months away.

Part of the reason tech giants are putting pressure on is forcing website owners to update their systems.

Many people rushed to get rid of it, but some big names appear to have remained undecided, including Yahoo, game maker Bethesda, and streaming platform HBO Go.

The problem has been likened to the infamous “2000 problem” – aka the Y2K error – the first time the computer couldn’t handle the shift to the 2 digits up front.

Based on ForbesWeb browser manufacturers have emergency backup plans in case anything goes wrong.

Google will apparently freeze Chrome’s version name to 99, and Mozilla will try something similar and roll out fixes for individual sites.

But with billions of sites on the internet, the true scale of the problem won’t be clear until version 100 is out, so hopefully developers will find a fix before that.

Google has an emergency plan if things go awry

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Google has an emergency plan if things go awryCredit: SOPA/LightRocket Image via Gett

In other news, Simplest emoji combination has been revealed.

Tinder revived the classic experience ‘blind day’ with a virtual twist.

And TikTok announced new rulebans users from giving dead or transgender names to others.


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