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SERIOUS Google Chrome bug found! Do this now to avoid trouble

Due to the recently found zero-day vulnerability, Google has suggested that all the Chrome users should update their Google Chrome browsers immediately. Here’s how to update.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 11:10 IST
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A serious Google Chrome bug has invaded your browser. In an alert, Google says update now. (Unsplash)

Are you using Google Chrome browser on your devices? Then you should bring your attention to the latest warning by Google for the Chrome browser. Google has found a new Google Chrome bug. In order to fix this serious zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2022-1096) that Google says has already been actively exploited in the wild, users must update their browser to a stable channel 99.0.4844.84.

This zero-day vulnerability bug CVE-2022-1096 bug was reported by an anonymous user on March 23, 2022. The code when exploited successfully can result in browser crashes and an attacker can power up arbitrary code. Though, Google hasn't revealed many details about the bug found in Google Chrome, it did say that, “Access to bug details and links may be kept 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 other projects similarly depend on, but haven't yet fixed.”

What should Google Chrome users do?

Google has suggested that all the Chrome users should update their browsers to the latest version 99.0.4844.84 which will roll out in the upcoming days or weeks for Windows, Mac and Linux. If you keep using the current Google Chrome browser then you are more prone to get affected by the new bug as compared to those who update their software. An update can fix the reported vulnerabilities as well as prevent your system from getting infected . For the latest zero-day vulnerability, the Google Chrome update 99.0.4844.84 is reported to fix the issue. Here's how to update your Chrome browser.

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How to update Google Chrome:

Step 1:

To update Google Chrome, first open the Chrome browser on your system. It is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux. 

Step 2:

Tap on three dots on the top right corner of the screen of the web. 

Step 3:

Then click on Settings. 

Step 4:

Following that, tap on 'About Chrome'. Here, you will see which version you are using.

Step 5:

If it is on an older version, then it will automatically update your Google Chrome to the latest version 99.0.4844.84. 

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First Published Date: 28 Mar, 19:47 IST