Google issued an urgent alert to users of its Chrome browser, and called for it to be updated without delay, as “Google Chrome” now uses approximately 2.65 billion users as it dominates the web browser market.
Anyone who uses the Chrome browser should make sure that it is fully updated to the latest version without delay, and this is what Google called for in its latest warning, as it revealed that it has begun an important update process for its famous software in an attempt to prevent a security threat from targeting billions of users.
The latest patch, called 93.0.4577.82, fixes a total of 11 security vulnerabilities which is bad enough, however what makes this update vital is that two of the bugs in Chrome are categorized as “Attack Without Waiting” ( zero-days).
“Attack without waiting” warnings are device owners’ worst nightmare. Because it is possible, and very likely, that the problem is known to hackers and is being actively exploited at the moment. That is why Google rushed to release the patch so quickly.
In a further explanation on the Chrome blog, Google said: “The stable channel update has been signed to 93.0.4577.82 for Windows, Mac and Linux, which will be rolled out in the coming days / weeks.”
“Google is aware that the CVE-2021-30632 and CVE-2021-30633 vulnerabilities exist,” she added. And if you’re using Chrome, it’s a good idea to check that your Windows 10, Mac, or Chromebook computer is running the latest software.
To do this, simply launch your browser, head to “Chrome” in the menu bar and click on Settings, then choose the Help icon and then About Chrome, and then you will see the version of Chrome you are running and whether your browser is ready for an update or not.
And if your browser version on Windows, Mac, and Linux is listed as 93.0.4577.82 or higher, you’re safe.
Google states that this new, protected version of Chrome will be released in the coming days or weeks, so not everyone may be able to protect their devices right away. And if you can update, you should do so and immediately restart your browser.