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Google warns Chrome users of dangerous bug; Hackers on the loose, update now

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Google Chrome users have been advised to update their browsers to the latest version now.

If Google Chrome is your daily search partner, then this report is for you. Google has issued a high-severity warning to Chrome users about a dangerous bug that can harm your device. However, for security purposes, Google has kept the details restricted. In a blog post, Google says that access to details of the bug and links have been restricted until a majority of users download the latest Google Chrome update.

The cyber security researchers at cyber firm Avast discovered this High CVE-2022-3723 bug on October 25. “We would also like to thank all security researchers that worked with us during the development cycle to prevent security bugs from ever reaching the stable channel,” Google mentioned.

What should Chrome users do?

To avoid falling victim to hackers looking to take advantage of this bug in Google Chrome, the company advised users that they should update their browsers to the latest version 107.0.5304.87 for Mac and Linux and 107.0.5304.87/.88 for Windows, which will roll out over the coming days or weeks. This version is said to fix the issues and improve the browser vulnerabilities. Hence, you should not miss updating your browser. Here are simple steps to update your Chrome browser.

How to update Google Chrome in simple steps

  • To update your Chrome, first, open the browser on your system.
  • Tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the screen of the web.
  • Click on Settings.
  • Then, click on ‘About Chrome’ It will automatically update your Google Chrome if it will not be on the latest version. Else, you will be able to force install it here.
  • If you haven’t received the update yet, then it is advised to keep an active eye out for the update named 107.0.5304.87 for Mac and Linux and 107.0.5304.87/.88 for Windows
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