STOP! Do you have this Google Chrome update? If not, your device can get Destroyed! | How-to

STOP! Do you have this Google Chrome update? If not, your device can get Destroyed!

Have you checked for the latest Google Chrome update? If not, then stop everything and do it right now. Google Chrome has fixed ‘high’ 30 risk vulnerabilities in both Chrome and Chromium that have the potential to destroy your device.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 11:53 IST
The Google Chrome update 101.0.4951.41 fixes a suite of security vulnerabilities. Know how to get the update.
The Google Chrome update 101.0.4951.41 fixes a suite of security vulnerabilities. Know how to get the update. (Pixabay)

Google Chrome Update: About 30 security flaws have been dealt with in the latest update to Chrome and Chromium. Other engines also use the underlying open-source codebase like Microsoft Edge, Brave, and Opera Browser. Google has not released many details about the flaws to ensure a majority of the users have received the update before it is released so that hackers don't learn about them too. A handful of these flaws have been marked as "High" risk and required urgent fixing.

The Google Chrome update has been labeled as 101.0.0951.41 and it deals with some very serious issues. One of the most important among the fixes resolves a high-severity use-after-free issue in the 3D graphics and computing open standard Vulkan. The Google Chrome bug was reported by SeongHwan Park. For her efforts she was rewarded with a $10,000 bug bounty payout by Google.

Google Chrome update fixes high risk vulnerabilities

There were six other high-risk bugs in the Google Chrome which affected SwiftShader 3D renderer, the Angle WebGL backend, the Device API, and the Sharing component. Google has stated that it has paid between $5,000 - 7,000 in bug bounty for each of these six bug reports.

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The update 101.0.0951.41 is being rolled out, and there's a good chance you have already got it unless you have switched off automatic updates. But it is suggested to double-check by prompting Chrome to check for updates and apply them. If, by any chance you do not have the update yet, do not worry. We will tell you easy steps to get the update and protect yourself.

Although not every newly discovered security vulnerability is being exploited actively, it is always worth updating to the latest version of the software. Other than a few patches, all full release updates secure the browsers and make them a little better every time.

How to Get the Google Chrome Update

Step 1:

On Windows, simply click on the three vertical dots on the top-right side of the Chrome browser to access the browser's main menu. Head to the Settings option, which is toward the bottom of the list, and click on it. 

Step 2:

Under settings, navigate the Help section, then click on the "About Google Chrome" option on the left-hand side. After clicking this, Chrome will check if you are running the latest version of the browser. If you aren't, Chrome will automatically begin updating to the latest version, downloading and installing it for you. 

Step 3:

On Mac, it is much more straightforward. Simply click on the Chrome menu in the top left of the screen, then click on About Google Chrome, and it will redirect you straight to the screen, which checks for updates.

Step 4:

After this, all that's needed to be done is to relaunch Chrome, and the update will be applied. Chrome will simply load them up again if you have tabs running, including Google Docs and other in-browser productivity tools. The whole process takes only a few moments.

Step 5:

On Android head to the Play Store and update to the latest version of Chrome. The same can be done on iOS as well through the App Store.

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First Published Date: 30 Apr, 18:01 IST