Over the weekend, Google notified it’s 3 billion+ users of a new and very serious vulnerability to the company’s Chrome browser.
In a new blog post, Google confirmed the discovery of the vulnerability and it impacts Chrome on Windows, Mac and Linux.
The vulnerability was discovered by Google’s Threat Analysis Group, but a patch couldn’t be created before the first exploits of Chrome began in the wild – meaning that criminals are already exploiting this vulnerability to attack users.
The good news is Google now has a patch, and you need to update Chrome immediately to get it.
To update your browser, click the overflow menu bar (three vertical dots) in the browser’s top right corner, then Help > About Google Chrome. This will force Chrome to check for browser updates. Once the update is complete, you must restart the browser to be fully protected.