Google has announced the discovery of a zero-day security flaw in the Chrome browser that is being exploited by cybercriminals. A zero-day flaw is a discovered weakness that exists in an operating system, software, or hardware that is being exploited by cybercriminals, allowing hackers access to a computer or network that is attached to the flawed item. In this scenario, the security vulnerability in the Google Chrome browser is potentially like an unlocked door allowing a cybercriminal access to your PC/laptop and company network.
Security patches have been released by Google to lock this door, but it is vital that all Chrome users update their browser now to install the fix.
To check if your browser is running the most up-to-date version of Chrome, follow these steps:
More information about the Chrome security flaw can be found here:
- New Chrome 0-Day Bug Under Active Attacks – Update Your Browser ASAP!
- Stable Channel Update for Desktop