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Terrifying Google Chrome bug has hit computers; Google says do THIS now

Google has just warned users about a dangerous Google Chrome bug that hackers are actively exploiting to steal private information from their computers.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 20:46 IST
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In its latest update today, Google has warned millions of its users to update their browser as a Google Chrome bug is likely on their computers right now. (REUTERS)

Google has just sent out a warning to millions of its users about a new threat that has hit the extremely popular Google Chrome browser that is on billions of computers. The worst part about the warning is that this is the most dangerous zero-day threat and that hackers already know about this flaw in the software and they have probably exploited it to infect people's computers and stolen their data and other information. Google has now alerted users about the Google Chrome bug and that they should not ignore the warning and instead, they should simply update their browser as the company has already released a patch to fix the software. By the way, there is not just one bug, in actuality there are 4 in all, but 2 of them are really dangerous and they have been rated as high-risk ones.

To fightback the hackers even at this late hour, requires users to quickly update the Google Chrome browser to the latest version and thereby get back to safety. To offer some security, Google has released the update and the latest version is called 94.0.4606.71.

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However, Google is keeping everything about the Google Chrome bug under wraps in order not to let other hackers know about it. If they find out, they too will try and exploit this vulnerability. However, it is letting users know that they should update their Google Chrome to the latest version as soon as possible. This recommendation is for all Google Chrome users - Windows 10, Chromebook or even Mac.

In its cryptic geek-laced official comment, the company said, "Google is aware the exploits for CVE-2021-37975 and CVE-2021-37976 exist in the wild."

It also thanked researchers for their help in preventing the bug from reaching the "stable channel".

You can get the update in your Google Chrome browser by going to the three vertical 3 dots on the top right side of your browser. When you click on it, find the Settings tab. Then locate About Chrome link, which is at the bottom of the left side of left NAV.

Check the version. If it is the same as the one we mentioned above, you are fine. If not, tap on update.

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First Published Date: 04 Oct, 07:31 IST
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