Google has urged its Chrome user to update their browser immediately. The main reason is to patch a zero-day vulnerability which is actively being exploited by hackers.
According to Google Chrome Security and Desktop Engineering Lead, Justin Schuh said all the Chrome user should install the latest version of the browser which is version 72.0.3626.121. This should be done immediately.
Effectively, the patch has been rolled out by Google on Friday. This patch is applicable to all OS platforms such as Windows, Mac, and Linux. Google also admitted that the patch fixes a very “high” severity flaw which is being used by cybercriminals. Google also mentioned that it is aware of the reported bug. The bug was first reported by Google’s Threat Analysis Group on February 27. At this point, Google is being reluctant to reveal further information about the bug details. Once majority of users installed the update the information will be revealed officially.
How do you get rid of this annoying bug? The answer is too simple. You just have to open your Chrome browser and it will automatically update to the latest version. According to Google, the update can take up to a week for everyone to get updated to the latest version. However, if you wish to get rid of the bug soon, then you have to manually update your Chrome browser. Below are the steps to get yourself updated with the latest version of the Google Chrome.
- Launch your Chrome browser
- Click on the three dot icon on the top right corner
- Click on the Help button
- Click on the About Google Chrome button
By following all this method, you can fix your Chrome from being affected by the zero-day vulnerability.