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Google urges all 3 billion Chrome users to update NOW if there is no risk of being hacked

GOOGLE has rolled out an emergency patch for Chrome after it was alerted to a high-level bug that was exploited by hackers.

The tech giant rushed to fix a total of 11 critical security issues, 7 of which were considered high-risk.

Chrome users are required to update now

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Chrome users are required to update nowCredit: Alamy

Thankfully, the majority are not believed to have been abused by cybercriminals.

But the worst of them is already “in the wild,” meaning that all three billion Chrome users must update their browsers as soon as possible.

Google is keeping quiet about the full details of the vulnerabilities until enough people update.

This is to prevent inadvertently giving hackers all the information needed to carry out attacks.

Most bugs are found by outside experts who don’t work directly for Google, who are paid bug bounties for spotting problems before cybercriminals find them.

“We also want to thank all the security researchers who worked with us throughout development to prevent security flaws from reaching the stable channel,” the company said.

“Google is aware of reports that the CVE-2022-0609 exploit exists in the wild.”

Updates for Chrome will roll out automatically, but it’s best to make sure yourself.

You can do this by opening the three-dot menu in the top right.

Selection Helpat the bottom of the menu.

From there, go to About Google Chrome.

On this page, it will check for updates immediately and let you know if you have the latest version installed.

Google warns of an exploit "exist in nature".

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Google warns that an exploit already “exists in the wild”.Credit: Getty

In other words, people are increasingly unable to distinguish AI-generated fake faces from real ones, New research suggests.

Sites can crash for several months if owners don’t make major changes to Chrome, Edge, and Firefox update ‘version 100’.

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