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Google Chrome security flaw - update your browser NOW!

Jun 15, 2021 Tech blog

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:

  1. Look in the top right-hand corner of your browser and click the 'update' button next to your profile image; then simply close and re-open your browser to activate the update.update your browser

  2. If you don't see this update button, click the three dots next to your profile image to check which version you are running.
    google chrome update via hamburger menu
  3. Go to 'Help' and then choose 'About Google Chrome'

  4. Check that your browser says 'Google Chrome is up to date' and shows the version number: 'Version 91.0.4472.106'

    google chrome will now be up to date

  5. If you are not running the most up-to-date version of Chrome and cannot find the update button please contact your IT support for assistance.

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