A new patch fixes a dangerous security exploit.
Yesterday, Google sent out a warning to all users of the Google Chrome internet browser that they should update their browser immediately. The new version, 96.0.4664.110, is an emergency patch designed to fix an extremely dangerous security exploit found in Chrome’s system, codenamed “CVE-2021-4102.”
“Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2021-4102 exists in the wild,” Google said in their advisory. “We would also like to thank all security researchers that worked with us during the development cycle to prevent security bugs from ever reaching the stable channel.”
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All instances of Chrome should update themselves automatically, though just to be safe, you can check your current version of Chrome by clicking the three dots, selecting “Help,” and clicking “About Chrome.” You can check your Chrome version here, and if necessary, update it. After the update is downloaded, just close and relaunch the browser, and you’re good. In addition to CVE-2021-4102, the emergency patch also fixes several other critical security problems, so if you haven’t updated yet, you should do so as soon as possible.