If you are a Google Chrome user on Windows, Mac, or Linux you need to install the latest update to the browser to protect yourself from a serious security vulnerability that hackers are actively exploiting.
Google Chrome’s Latest Update Will Fix Security Issues
In a September 2nd blog post company said that “Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2022-3075 exists in the wild”. An anonymous tipster reported the problem on August 30th, and Google says it expects the update to roll out to all users in the coming days or weeks. Also read: How To Unlock Your iPhone If You Forget Your Passcode
The company has not yet released much information about the nature of the bug. What we know so far is that it has to do with “insufficient data validation” in Mojo, a collection of runtime libraries used by Chromium, the codebase that Google Chrome built.
The company said, “Access to bug details and links may be restricted until the majority of users are updated to the latest version”. Keeping those details under wraps for now, Google is making it harder for hackers to figure out how to exploit the vulnerability before the new update closes the opportunity for attacks. Also read: Samsung Has Been Hacked: Every Thing You Need to Know
How to update Chrome to the latest version?
You need to just relaunch the Chrome browser to activate the update. This will update Chrome to version 105.0.5195.102 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
How to confirm my Chrome browser is on the latest version?
Click on the three dots icon on the top right corner of your browser > “Help” > “About Google Chrome”. You will see “Chrome is up to date” with a blue tick.
The latest update came just days after Google released Chrome version 105 on August 30th. That update already came with 24 security fixes. Unfortunately, that still wasn’t enough.