GOOGLE has warned all Chrome browser users of a “high severity” vulnerability.
Now anyone with Google Chrome installed will be prompted to install the latest security updates.
The issue is also fixed for Microsoft Edge users on Windows PCs with a new update.
Neither Microsoft nor Google have described exactly what the problem is.
This could indicate that it is a significant issue that may already be exploited in the real world.
Vulnerabilities allow hackers to take over computer systems and compromise your devices.
If a hacker can hijack part of your computer, they can potentially wreak havoc on your digital life.
Google and Microsoft regularly release security fixes every four weeks to combat many of these bugs.
But both tech giants have now issued emergency patches to plug what appears to be a dangerous hole.
There are an estimated 3.2 billion people using it Google Chrome around the world, so one big mistake can be devastating.
The issue was first reported on March 23 and requires urgent attention.
Unfortunately, we don’t know exactly what happens if you don’t update your browser.
But it’s clear that the problem is severe enough for Google and Microsoft to rush a fix.
Update your browser regularly is important for safety — and one of the best ways not to get hacked.
However, it’s also an easy way to get new features to improve your online experience.
So, consider updating your browser frequently to keep your PC or Mac in good shape.
How to update Google Chrome
The Google Chrome update you are looking for is version 99.04844.84 or later.
To do this, go to the three dots in the top right corner and then select Help.
Now go to About Google Chrome and then start the update.
You should do this regularly to protect your PC or Mac from the latest hack attacks.
But it’s not foolproof: stay vigilant online and don’t click unwanted links, give out personal information, or download unverified apps.
How to update Microsoft Edge
Open your Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10 or Windows 11.
Then go to Settings and then About Microsoft Edge.
You can also type edge://settings/help in the address bar and press Enter.
You can then install the latest updates.
And it may be worth turning on automatic updates so you don’t have to check manually.
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