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New Google Chrome Security Vulnerability: Update Your Browser Now!

A newly discovered Google Chrome security vulnerability puts you at risk!

If you are one of the 2.7 billion people who use Google Chrome as your primary browser, stop what you’re doing and update your browser! Google recently discovered a Google Chrome security vulnerability, and it’s a big security problem. They haven’t released much information, but they have said it’s already being exploited by cybercriminals.

What happened?

Google Chrome uses the open-sourceV8 Javascript engine to display websites. On March 23, 2022, they learned that there was a zero-day vulnerability in the V8 Javascript engine.

Google jumped into action as soon as they found the problem, and they have already released an update that patched the Google Chrome security vulnerability.

Google has not yet released much information about the problem. They did confirm it is a type confusion flaw, which can sometimes allow cybercriminals to run malicious code on your browser. They also confirmed that this vulnerability is being actively exploited, but they haven’t said by whom.

Are you at risk from hackers and cybercriminals?

This Google Chrome security vulnerability allows hackers and cybercriminals to run their own code in your browser. They could use denial of service attacks or install ransomware or malware. Since Google isn’t sharing many details until a majority of people have the fix, there could be even more potential risks.

If you haven’t updated Google Chrome to get the new security patch, you are at risk! And don’t think that just because you don’t use Chrome, you’re safe. Since the Microsoft Edge browser also uses the V8 Javascript engine, it’s also at risk from this browser security vulnerability.

How to fix the security vulnerability

Google released a fix for the Google Chrome security vulnerability on March 25, 2022. If you have updated Google Chrome to version 99.0.4844.84, you already have the fix. If not, update your browser ASAP!

Update Google Chrome: Click Chrome Menu > Help > About Google Chrome. This will show you what version you have and if there are any available updates. Install any available updates.

Update Microsoft Edge: Click the Menu > Help & Feedback > About Microsoft Edge. Edge will automatically install any available updates.

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