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Google Chrome’s latest update includes a security patch you should apply right now

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Fortunately, upgrading Chrome is generally as simple as restarting your computer.

On August 30th, an anonymous tipster reported the issue, and Google states that the fix will be accessible to all users in the coming days or weeks.

“Google is aware of claims that an attack for CVE-2022-3075 exists in the wild,” the company noted on September 2nd in a blog post

The corporation hasn’t said anything about the nature of the problem yet. So far, we know that it is connected to “insufficient data validation” in Mojo, a set of runtime libraries used by Chromium, the codebase that Google Chrome is based on.

According to the company, “access to bug data and links may be restricted until the majority of customers have received a fix.” By temporarily obscuring such data, Google makes it more difficult for hackers to figure out how to exploit the issue before the next update closes the window for attacks.

To execute the update, Chrome users simply relaunch the browser. This will update Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Linux to version 105.0.5195.102. Click the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of your browser to confirm you’re using the latest recent version. Navigating to “Help,” then “About Google Chrome,” will lead you to a website that will tell you if Chrome on your device is up to date.

This latest update arrives only days after Google Chrome version 105 was launched on August 30th. This update already included 24 security fixes. That apparently wasn’t enough.

Chrome has experienced a total of six zero-day defects this year. The most current actively exploited vulnerability was identified in mid-August, according to Bleeping Computer.

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