Google has released a security update for Chrome, which you should definitely install. Google announced yesterday that a high-severity zero-day vulnerability had been patched. This was an active attack, which means that hackers are using it to gain access to user computers.
Google Chrome users – update your browser as soon as you can!
The update also addresses two other critical issues, as well as a few minor ones. As is customary, Google has not provided any additional information about the matters patched. We may learn more once a sufficient number of Chrome users have received the update.
If you awoke this morning without notification to update your Chrome browser, here’s how to do it.
How to Install Google Chrome on a Mac or a PC?
If you need to update Chrome or want to know your version, you can do so. To update your Chrome browser, follow these steps:
Step 1: In the top-right corner of your Chrome window, click the three-dot icon.
Step 2: Go to Help and then About Google Chrome.
Step 3: You’ll be taken to the page below, which contains all of the information you need about your current version of Google Chrome. When you open this page, Chrome checks for pending updates, so you’ll see an animation while it checks and another animation while it updates your browser if an update is found.
If you have an update, Google will prompt you to Relaunch your browser. It’s critical to do so because your browser won’t be fully updated until it restarts.
When Chrome restarts, it will reopen all open tabs and windows, except those in Incognito mode.
The process for updating a browser on macOS is the same as it is on PC. Chromebook users can update using this guide, which is very similar to the steps outlined above for desktop users.
Chrome users on iOS and Android can refer to our operating-system-specific guides. You’ll be on Chrome 103.0.5060.114 after the update.
This was Google’s fourth zero-day exploit patched this year. The first incident occurred in February when Google stated that North Korean-backed hackers had exploited the vulnerability. Then, in March, another exploit was patched, followed by a third in April.
While we don’t know much about the latest Google Chrome update, it’s a good idea to update your browser.