Security breach: Google asks you to update as soon as possible

A new security flaw currently being exploited by hackers could put your computer at risk if you use the Chrome browser.

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The giant Google confirmed, in a publication on its blog dated September 2, this security flaw called zero day.

An anonymous source reported the problem on August 30. Google expects the update to roll out to all users over the next few days, weeks.

The company has yet to release much information about the nature of this bug which jeopardizes computers running PC, MAC or Linux.

It could be linked to “insufficient data validation” in Mojo, a collection of runtime libraries used by Chromium, the codebase on which Google Chrome is built, reports specialist site The Verge.

The update called 105.0.5195.102 has been released to fix the issue.

The flaw’s code name is CVE-2022-3075.

Experts urge you to update Google Chrome to the latest to ensure you’re browsing the web safely.

This latest update comes just days after Google released Chrome version 105 on August 30. This update is already accompanied by 24 security patches. Apparently, these fixes weren’t enough.

This is the sixth type vulnerability zero day Chrome has faced so far this year, the other happened last April.

How to update

To update your Chrome, you need to go to Chrome’s “About” menu.

You must then start downloading the new version, available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

The new version number is 105.0.5195.102.

Important: you must restart your computer for the update to work.

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