Google Chrome Bug - How To Update Chrome Browser Safely Without Getting Hacked
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If you are planning to update the Chrome browser you need to be aware of the Google Chrome bug. You need to update the Chrome browser right away but safely without getting hacked as it contains a high-risk zero-day vulnerability that hackers can exploit.

According to Google, Chrome version 99.0.4844.84 released for Windows, Mac, and Linux, requires users to update their browsers as soon as possible. This version of the browser has a CVE-2022-1096 vulnerability which is a “Type Confusion in V8.” The vulnerability refers to the JavaScript engine of the Chromium-based browsers Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

Google has released its latest version of the emergency update, which just goes to show the Google Chrome bug is grave.

The zero-day vulnerability affects Chrome’s JavaScript engine, this enables hackers to exploit and inject malicious code into the browser. Google has refrained from sharing more details about the flaw before the fix is installed by a large number of Chrome users.

The flaw also affects the Microsoft Edge browser as it is based on the Chromium engine. Microsoft confirmed the existence of the flaw in Edge and has released a fix to protect users from being potentially exploited. Microsoft Edge no longer has the CVE-2022-1096 present in the Microsoft Edge browser version 99.0.1150.55 or higher. Though the browser needs an update if it is running on a lower version.

How To Update Chrome Browser Safely Without Getting Hacked

  • Click the three dots in the top right corner to access the Chrome menu. 
  • Go to the Help page. Select “About Google Chrome” from the drop-down menu. 
  • The browser will begin looking for new updates automatically, when it finds one, the download will begin automatically.
  • You will be prompted to relaunch the browser after the update has been downloaded and installed in order for the changes to take effect.
  • You can also restart the PC for better changes.

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