Google Chrome gets new update that fixes serious security issues: Details

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If you use Google Chrome as your default browser, you should update it right now – if you haven’t already – so as to ensure that your browser is not under a serious risk of security flaw. As reported by Google, since a past few days, hackers were exploiting Google Chrome and Microsoft Windows together which was believed to pose a security threat to users. Therefore in a bid to solve the issue, in a blog post last week, Google announced the release of the latest update for all Chrome platforms which was pushed on March 1 through Chrome auto-update.

In the post, the tech giant encouraged users to update their browsers to 72.0.3626.121 or later to make sure their browsers are safe from the hackers. Though not much is known about the threat which is called CVE-2019-5786, Justin Schuh, Google’s Chrome engineering and security desktop lead asked users to “seriously, update your Chrome installs… like right this minute.”

Google Chrome users will automatically receive the update, however, if you would like to manually update it, you may head to the three dots available at the upper right corner, then tap on ‘help’ and navigate to ‘About Chrome’. The option will let you know if your browser has been updated or not, if not then the browser may ask you to restart the device to update to the latest version.

The second vulnerability as reported by Google was affecting Microsoft Windows browser which is said to be only capable of exploiting Windows 7 “due to recent exploit mitigations added in newer versions of Windows.” It also mentioned that till date they have only noticed active exploitation against Windows 7 32-bit systems.