On Monday, September 13th Google released security updates for the Chrome web browser to address a total of 11 security issues, two of which are zero-days actively being exploited in the wild. Chrome users are advised to update to the latest version (93.0.4577.82 or later) for Windows, Mac, and Linux by heading to Settings > Help > 'About Google Chrome' to mitigate the risk associated with the flaws.
The screenshot below indicates that a browser needs to be updated. This updates to the latest version ending with a relaunch of the browser and will bring up all previous tabs right to where you left off.
We all utilize some sort of search engine - often this is Google, and Google Chrome is one of the most commonly used browsers. It constantly feels like there is a new Google Chrome update being released and while this can be annoying, it is very important to actually update your Google Chrome browser.
Reasons why it is important to update Google Chrome:
- Updates keep your computer safe and secure, protect you from identity theft, phishing attacks, viruses, trojans, spyware, adware and other sorts of malware.
- Updating ensures you have the latest security features and fixes as soon as they are available.
- Without these regular security patches, you'll end up using a Google Chrome browser that's vulnerable to attack. If you open a malicious website in Chrome, you could potentially compromise your browser and install malware on your PC just by clicking on ads, websites or content.