Google Chrome Users, Urgent Update Needed to Address Security Flaw

Google Chrome Users, Urgent Update Needed to Address Security Flaw

Google Chrome Users, Urgent Update Needed to Address Security Flaw

Share This News

Google Chrome users, it’s time to take action. Google has issued an urgent security update for its Chrome browser, spanning across Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems. This critical update aims to protect millions of users from potential vulnerabilities.

The urgency of this update stems from a reported flaw, flagged by an anonymous source and promptly addressed by Google. In its release notes accompanying the latest Chrome update, Google acknowledged the existence of an exploit for CVE-2024-4671 in the wild. The company expressed gratitude to security researchers who collaborated during the development process to preemptively address security concerns.

Although Google has not disclosed the specific nature of the vulnerability, reports suggest it falls within the “high-severity” category and pertains to Chrome’s Visuals component, responsible for rendering and displaying content.

The fix is readily available for Chrome users on Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms. Google assures that the update will be rolled out to users over the next few days, emphasizing the importance of promptly applying the patch.

How to get the latest Chrome update

When Google releases updates for Chromes with security fixes, it happens automatically at the backend. Users can manually check whether their Chrome browser is updated to the latest version or not. 

Just go to Settings and then the About Chrome tab. Here you will be able to see if Chrome browser is updated to latest version or not. 

Also, it is advised that users of Micrsoft Edge, Brave, Arc or Opera also update to the latest version as they are Chromium-based browsers

This marks the fifth zero-day vulnerability addressed by Google in 2024 alone. Zero-day vulnerabilities pose significant threats as they can be exploited by attackers before tech companies are even aware of them, leaving users exposed to potential risks. With no pre-existing patch available, swift action is crucial to mitigate potential security breaches.

Stay vigilant and ensure your Chrome browser is up to date to safeguard against potential security threats.