Google is issuing an urgent warning to millions of Chrome users – ignoring it could cost you dearly
GOOGLE has released a huge update for Chrome that you should install as soon as possible.
It fixes dozens of vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to take control of your devices, private information, and more.
From time to time, vulnerabilities appear – or are discovered – in apps, including Google Chrome.
Hackers can exploit these to compromise your device, so Google is working to patch them.
These fixes come in the form of security updates, which are essential to avoid falling prey to a savvy online crook.
Now Google has released a major Chrome 108 update that fixes 28 bugs.
“The Chromium security team aims to provide Chrome and Chrome OS users with the safest platform for navigating the web,” Google said.
“And generally make the internet a safer place to hang out.
“This update contains 28 security fixes.”
All security issues are classified as high or medium severity. They are the highest ratings behind critical.
It’s unclear what exactly the vulnerabilities allow hackers to do, but Google admitted that some of the exploits relate to camera capture, audio, text autofill, and more.
The best way to protect yourself is to update your Google Chrome app as soon as possible.
That’s how it’s done…
How to update Google Chrome
Updating Google Chrome is easy no matter what device you’re using.
Update Google Chrome on PC
First open Chrome and then click More in the top right corner.
Now click Help > About Google Chrome.
Then select Update Google Chrome. If there is no button, it means you are using the latest version.
Then click Reboot.
Update Google Chrome on Android
On your Android device, open the Google Chrome browser.
Now look up and tap More (with three vertical dots).
Then select Update Chrome.
Restart the Chrome app when prompted.
Alternatively, you can update Google Chrome via the official Google Play Store.
Update Google Chrome on iPhone and iPad
Open the App Store on your iPhone or iPad.
Then look at the top right and tap Profile.
Now scroll down to Available Updates and look for Chrome.
If you can see Chrome, tap Update to install. If this option is not available, use the latest version.
You may need to enter your Apple ID password to complete the update.
Once you do that, the update will download and install.
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