Google warns users to immediately update Chrome browser after critical bug discovered

Google warns users to immediately update Chrome browser after critical bug discovered

Google warns users to immediately update Chrome browser after critical bug discovered

The security researcher said that Google made a decision to go public with information about the Windows zero-day because they believe Windows 7 users should be aware of the ongoing attacks and take protective measures, just in case the attackers are using the Windows 7 zero-day in combination with exploits on other browsers.

After initially publishing the 72.0.3626.121 update on March 1 with no mentions of the security flaw being abused, the Chrome team modified the announcement with exploitation information for the vulnerability stating that "Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2019-5786 exists in the wild".

Luckily, Google Chrome should be configured by default to auto-update to the latest stable release, so most users should only need to restart their web browsers to be protected. And if that is the case, do yourself a solid and update Chrome, "like right this minute".

All one has to do is open a Google Chrome window and click on the three vertical dots in the right-hand corner.

How can users fix the security issue in the Chrome browser? But it's worth checking, and downloading the update manually if necessary.

Google started rolling out the patch for Chrome on Windows, Mac, and Linux on Friday. If your browser has 72.0.3626.121 as the version, it is up to date (and will say so). You will be shown your current browser version and be alerted if you have an update pending.

This should update Chrome to the latest version and remove any security vulnerabilities.

What Biehn is referencing is that Google Chrome is created to update automatically, with users rarely if ever noticing.

The company shared a blog post in which it said an update that should fix the vulnerability, which it described as "high" in severity, had already been issued.

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