Update Chrome to patch dozens of new browser vulnerabilities

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Hacker News report that Google has "rolled out the first round of updates to its Chrome web browser for 2022 to fix 37 security issues, one of which is rated Critical in severity and could be exploited to pass arbitrary code and gain control over a victim's system.

The updates arrive after a busy 2021, which saw the search giant remediating as many as 17 zero-day bugs in the Chrome browser that were observed to be actively exploited in the wild."

A zero-day attack patch is issued by developers when they discover a flaw which has been exploited (in the wild) without their knowledge.

Chrome users should update to the latest version:

  • 97.0.4692.71

for Windows, Mac, and Linux to mitigate the risk associated with this flaw.

Read more: Google Releases New Chrome Update to Patch Dozens of New Browser Vulnerabilities.

 

Update Chrome to the latest release

By default the Chrome browser should update automatically.

But to be on the safe side, you should still check you are using the latest release.

Visit the above link for instructions how to check.

 

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Protect your device, browser & web connection

When thinking about website security, it is easy to overlook the:

  • device (operating system) used to connect to your website,
  • the way you connect (your web browser) to the internet, and
  • how you connect (in the clear or via encryption).

Read more: Protect your device, browser & web connection.

 

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