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Here’s why you should update your Google Chrome right away

Google Chrome has a zero-day vulnerability which attackers are ‘actively exploiting’.

tech Updated: Mar 09, 2019 14:28 IST
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Google pushed an update for its zero-day vulnerability, but urges users to verify and check if Chrome has been updated to the latest version.
Google pushed an update for its zero-day vulnerability, but urges users to verify and check if Chrome has been updated to the latest version.(Shutterstock)
         

If you use Google Chrome browser for your daily internet spree, you need to update it right away, in case you haven’t.

Google has revealed that there is a zero-day vulnerability in its browser which attackers are ‘actively exploiting’, Engadget reported.

What makes the security vulnerability different from previous exploits is that the browser needs to be restarted for the fix to take effect. Google had reported the security vulnerabilities on February 27, and pushed an auto-update for the same on March 1. However, the search giant urges users to verify and check that their Chrome browser is updated to the latest version 72.0.3626.121 that comes with the fix.

Those using the browser on a Windows OS are in for double the trouble as Google revealed that the bug was being used in concert with a second vulnerability in the system. The issue may impact those running windows 7 32-bit systems.

If you are still using the old system, it is recommended to move to a newer version of the OS or install the security patches.

 

First Published: Mar 09, 2019 13:48 IST

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