Google warns of a major security flaw in its browser on Windows, Mac and Linux. An update is needed.
Google just released a security advisory (spotted by beeping computer) on its latest update, number 100.0.4896.127 for Windows, Mac and Linux. This update therefore does not affect mobile users.
The general idea is simple: resolve an error day zero (a flaw that had not yet received a patch) titled CVE-2022-1364. This allowed malicious people to arbitrarily execute code without the knowledge of the user. The error was spotted on Wednesday and the update deployed Thursday at the end of the day (at the time of metropolitan France).
Google did not want to reveal more details about the flaw, as “a majority of users” have not updated their browser, which seems understandable on their part. This is the third error day zero of the year for Google Chrome.
How to Update Google Chrome
We can never remind you enough: keeping your internet browser up to date at all times is a good idea to protect yourself from this type of flaw. That said, it never hurts to go and check that this is indeed the case. Here is the procedure to follow.
- Click in the three-dot menu at the top right;
- Click Settings;
- Open the drop-down menu on the left and click on “About Chrome” at the very bottom;
- There, a window should inform you if your Chrome is up to date or not.
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