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Anyone using Chrome must make sure their browser is fully updated to the most recent version without delay. That’s the latest warning from Google who has just begun pushing out an important upgrade to its hugely popular software in a bid to stop a known threat from targeting its billions of users.
The latest patch, called 93.0.4577.82, fixes a total of eleven security vulnerabilities which is bad enough. However, what makes this upgrade vital is that two of the bugs found within Chrome have been give a zero-day rating.
Zero-day warnings are every gadget owners worst nightmare. That’s because zero-day means it’s possible – and highly likely – the issue is known to hackers and is being actively exploited right now. That’s why Google has rushed to release the patch so quickly.
Explaining more on its Chrome blog, Google said: “The Stable channel has been updated to 93.0.4577.82 for Windows, Mac and Linux which will roll out over the coming days/weeks.
“Google is aware that exploits for CVE-2021-30632 and CVE-2021-30633 exist in the wild.”
If you use Chrome then it’s worth checking that your Windows 10 PC, Mac or Chromebook is running the latest software.
To do this simply launch your browser, head to Chrome in your menu bar and tap “About Chrome.”
Here you’ll see which version of Chrome you are running and if your browser is ready to be upgraded or not.
News of this release comes as Apple has also just had to push out a security fix for its iPhones.
The US company has released an update for its smartphones that is designed to block a serious security flaw that could allow hackers to gain access to your iPhone via the popular iMessage service.
In the notes shared with its latest iOS 14.8 release, Apple says: “This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.”
And in a blog post, the company added: “Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.”
Anyone with the right knowledge could craft a specially designed PDF which could then these popular devices open to attack. The glitch was found by researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, who confirmed they tracked down the zero-day zero-click exploit inside iMessage.
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