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Google has issued a new warning to users of the popular Chrome web browser.
Billions of Google Chrome users are urged to update their web browsers without delay. This latest warning, which comes directly from Google, was issued after discovering a number of new threats that could leave computers open to attack from hackers.
And while it’s very common for bugs to be found and fixed throughout the year, what makes this latest alert even more troubling is that two of the issues Google’s Internet team discovered have been given a dreaded “zero-day” rating.
And if you’re not already aware, zero-day warnings are device owners’ worst nightmare. This is because these alerts mean that it is possible, even very likely, that the bug is already known to criminals and hackers, who are definitely using the glitches in their attacks right now. That is why Google was so quick to release this new patch.
The new version of Chrome 95.0.4638.69 fixes a total of eight issues, with two of them considered high risk. Google confirmed on its Chrome update page that it is aware of the exploit for issues codenamed CVE-2021-38000 and CVE-2021-38003. It’s fixed now, but only if users have updated their Chrome browser.
Confirming the update, Google said: “The firmware channel has been updated to 95.0.4638.69 for Windows, Mac and Linux, which will be rolled out over the next days/weeks. We would like to thank all the security researchers who worked with us during development to prevent security bugs from getting to you. fixed channel.
The company won’t reveal more about the flaws until it’s sure that the majority of users have updated their browser, but it’s clearly dangerous, so don’t delay in making sure your computer is up to date.
And if you’re using Chrome, it’s worth checking that your Windows 10 PC, Mac, or Chromebook is running the latest software. To make sure it’s fully updated, just launch your browser, head to Chrome in the menu bar and click About Chrome.