Google issues critical Chrome alert! Stop using the browser and update NOW
A new Google Chrome alert is released this week and users would be advised not to ignore it. The US tech giant has just announced that it has patched a total of 11 flaws in its popular web browsing software, with some deemed so severe that they were given a “critical” rating by the company .
If that wasn’t enough, one of the issues was also tagged with the dreaded zero-day rating.
You haven’t heard of this phrase? This is a problem to be taken very seriously because it means that it is possible – and very likely – that the bug is already known to criminals and is being used right now.
The fact that this weakness has this “zero day” warning is why Google moved so quickly to release the latest Chrome update. Once downloaded and installed on a PC, hackers using the flaw will be stopped in their tracks.
The new version, called Chrome version 104.0.5112.101 for Mac and Linux and 104.0.5112.102/101 for Windows, is rolling out worldwide as we speak and it’s essential that you make sure your Chrome software is upgraded to this version. as soon as possible.
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To make sure everything is up to date, just launch your browser, go to Chrome in your menu bar, and tap “About Chrome”.
Here you will see which version you are using and if things need to be updated. Anyone with older software will be prompted to upgrade and then restart their software.
Confirming the upgrade, Google said: “The stable channel has been updated to 104.0.5112.101 for Mac and Linux and 104.0.5112.102/101 for Windows which will be rolling out over the next few days/weeks. This update includes 11 security fixes.
“Google is aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-2856 exists in the wild.”
As always, the company won’t divulge more details about the flaws until it’s sure the majority of users have updated their web browsers, but it’s clearly serious so don’t delay in making sure that your PC is up to date.
“Access to bug details and links may be restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third-party library that others projects depend on the same way, but have not yet been fixed,” Google confirmed.