GOOGLE has released an update for Chrome after being made aware of a bug that is being abused in the wild.
The tech giant has classified the bug as high and is rolling out a fix.
Google won’t reveal the exact details of the vulnerability until enough people install the latest update.
This is a fairly routine practice as sharing too much information about it could give hackers a chance to take advantage.
“Access to error details and links may remain limited until a majority of users have been updated with a fix,” Google said.
“We will also maintain limitations when the bug exists in a third-party library that other projects similarly depend on but have not yet fixed.”
The only detail Google has given is that it refers to “Type Confusion in V8”.
But the bug revealed can apparently be used to manipulate code to trick local programs into doing bad stuff sent in from outside.
According to Sophos, this is the ninth zero-day update of 2022.
And there follows a more comprehensive update for Chrome 108, which came out just a few days earlier.
This one came with 28 security fixes.
Eight of them were classified as high, while 14 were classified as moderate risk.
The best way to stay safe is to keep all software you use, including Chrome, updated.
Automatic updates should be on, but you can check for new versions and download them immediately if you prefer.
You can do this by opening and going to the Chrome menu with the three dots in the top right settings.
Find About Chrome and it will check for the latest update.
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