GOOGLE has released an urgent update for a high-severity security issue discovered in Chrome.
Chrome update 100.0.4896.127 has been released for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Billions of people around the world use Google Chrome.
The update aims to fix a critical issue that hackers may have been actively exploiting.
This “zero-day” bug was dubbed CVE-2022-1364.
Google said in a security advisory, “Google is aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-1364 exists in the wild.”
A “zero-day” is a term used to describe a security issue that cybercriminals may have been actively exploiting.
Little else was known about the error.
Google said, “Access to bug details and links may remain restricted until a majority of users have been updated with a fix.”
Google has announced that the update will be rolled out in the coming weeks.
If you want it right away, there are a few simple steps you can follow.
How to update Google Chrome
On your computer, open the Google Chrome browser and click the More icon (three vertical dots) in the top right.
Click Update Google Chrome or if this option is not there, it means you are already using the latest version.
After the update, click Restart.
The browser saves your open tabs and windows and reopens them when you restart.
You can also restart your browser later by clicking Not Now.
This will apply the update the next time you restart your browser.
The More icon is (1) green if an update has been available for two days, (2) orange if an update has been available for four days, or (3) red if an update has been available for seven days.
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