WARNING! Update Google Chrome NOW; serious glitches found | How-to

WARNING! Update Google Chrome NOW; serious glitches found

In a serious development, several bugs have been found on Google Chrome browser. If you are using an older version, update it now. Here’s how to.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:11 IST
Critical threats have been found on Google Chrome browser. You must update yours now. (Pixabay)

Google Chrome is one of the most widely used web browsers across the globe apart from Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari. If your computer or laptop are also using Google Chrome then you should update it immediately! In a recent update, Google has revealed that it has detected as many as11 security issues in the Chrome web browser, and more than 50 percent fall in high-severity vulnerability realm. To fix the security threat, Google has rolled out a Google Chrome update on the stable channel and users need to update quickly. The latest update version is 98.0.4758.102. Google has listed the reported bugs and security fixes to the Chrome browser in the blog. Notably, this is the first zero-day patch by Google in 2022. It also admits that there is an active exploitation of the flaw while saying, "Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2022-0609 exists in the wild." 

What should you do? 

An old software means it is prone to get affected by malicious acts or bugs as compared to those who regularly update their software, as an update just doesn't fix the reported vulnerabilities but also strengthens it to avoid getting infected from unreported bugs. For now, the Google Chrome update (98.0.4758.102 version) is said to fix the issues and patch browser vulnerabilities. Hence, it is highly recommended for Google Chrome users to update to the latest version to avoid getting any potential threats. Here are simple steps 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.

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

Click on Settings. 

Step 4:

Then, click on 'About Chrome'. Here, you will see which version you are using.

Step 5:

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

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First Published Date: 15 Feb, 19:54 IST