Google researchers have discovered a zero-day security flaw in the Google Chrome browser. The vulnerability named CVE-2021-21148, actively used by hackers, can compromise the security of PC, Mac and Linux computers.
This is not the first time that such a situation has occurred. As a reminder, a zero day vulnerability involves vulnerabilities never before detected by the publisher of the desktop version of Google Chrome.
Google rolls out emergency update to avoid damage
At least Google has already rolled out an update (88.0.4324.150) of Google Chrome to prevent serious damage from being done.
The detailed report of the vulnerability has still not been disclosed at this time, but Google usually avoids doing so for fear that it will be reproduced by more hackers.
As is generally the case with this kind of vulnerability, it is very important to proceed with the update since it affects all types of computers: PC, Mac and Linux. Fortunately, mobile devices and tablets do not seem to be affected at the moment.
How to update Google Chrome browser
To be sure that we have the version 88.0.4324.150 from Google Chrome, you need:
- Open Google Chrome browser
- Click on the three vertical dots in the upper right corner
- Place your cursor on Help
- Click on About Google Chrome
If it doesn’t and you don’t have the most recent version of Chrome, Google will offer to install it.
Here is where to go to update the Google Chrome browser.
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