Chrome users should make sure they’re running the latest version of Google’s browser, as the search giant has released an emergency security update that addresses a file Zero day defect that are currently exploited in the wild.
The search giant has been working hard to fix zero-day vulnerabilities in its browser as six spots have been discovered so far in this year alone. What makes zero-day vulnerabilities particularly dangerous is the fact that they have not been discovered before and a patch will need to be written as quickly as possible to fix the problem.
Although Google is very tough about this zero-day, the company has released a file Security Consulting (Opens in a new tab) In it, it confirmed that it was aware of reports that an exploit of CVE-2022-3723 had been found in the wild and that it could allow hackers to read sensitive application data. We’ll likely hear more about this vulnerability once the majority of Chrome users install the latest update that patches it.
How to check if Google Chrome is running the latest update
To protect yourself from any attacks that take advantage of this vulnerability, Chrome users need to be running version 107.0.5303.87 of the browser or later. It should be noted that Windows users may see either 107.0.5304.87 or 107.0.5304.88 after following the steps below according to Blog post (Opens in a new tab) From Sophos.
To check to make sure that you are running the latest version of Chrome, you first need to click on the three dots menu at the top right of the browser and then click on Settings. In the menu on the left side of the screen, you’ll see “About Chrome” at the bottom. Click it to see what version of Chrome you’re running and your browser will say “Chrome is up to date” if you have the latest version installed. If not, you can download the latest version and it will be installed automatically once you restart your browser.
Although Chrome updates automatically when the browser is restarted, those who leave their computers running for long periods of time may miss out on important updates. Fortunately, Chrome displays a pending update button in the right corner of your browser. This icon will be green if an update was released less than 2 days ago. However, if it turns orange, it means that an update was released about 4 days ago while a red icon indicates that an update was released at least a week ago.
When it comes to staying safe from cyber attacks and MalwareOne of the most important things you can do is to update your browser. For added protection, you may also want to consider installing one of the Best antivirus software solutions on your computer. Meanwhile, here are three security features in Google Chrome to activate now if you want to stay safe online.