GOOGLE has hastily released ANOTHER emergency security patch for Chrome – the second in ten days.
The update, which will be rolled out to the browser’s 2.6 billion users this week, fixes a critical vulnerability that is exposing people to hackers.
It was listed as a “high severity” bug in a brief note about the patch posted to Chrome’s officials publish blog On Monday.
Details of the error are rare. Google keeps a low profile on where vulnerabilities lie in its code to protect users who have yet to update.
Luckily, hackers don’t seem to be exploiting the flaw for nefarious purposes just yet.
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 regularly releases security patches for Chrome and typically fixes over a dozen vulnerabilities at once.
However, emergency fixes for individual security bugs are uncommon.
It suggests that if cyber crooks get wind of the bug, the potential consequences are severe.
The update brings Chrome to version 100.0.4896.75 and was rolled out on April 4th.
According to Google, it will roll out to users on Windows, Mac, and Linux in the coming days and weeks.
Another emergency is released Chrome patch last week.
On March 25, Google warned of a “high severity” vulnerability in its browser that required an urgent update.
The issue was also fixed for Microsoft Edge users with a software update. Neither Microsoft nor Google detailed what the problem was.
Hackers are said to have been aware of the issue and reportedly exploited it to break into other people’s browsers.
There are an estimated 3.2 billion people using it Google Chrome around the world, so one big mistake can be devastating.
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 on unsolicited links, give out personal information, or download unverified apps.
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