Time to update Chrome again – Steps to get emergency patch

We are always committed to keeping your software, browsers and operating systems up to date. But no, you’re not reading the same article from last week about a bug that needs fixing in Google Chrome.

It is, in fact, another mistake that needs to be rectified. This is the third zero-day vulnerability that Google faces this year.

Read on to find out what the update addresses and how to update your Google Chrome browser to the latest version.

Here’s the back story

Last week, Sergei Glazunov from Google Project Zero made a Type Confusion in V8 discovery in Chrome. Google gave it a high severity rating, prompting the company to rush out with a browser update a few days later.

This week, Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group made another type of confusion in the V8 discovery. That’s why another Chrome update is being released to fix a zero-day vulnerability.

Google is notoriously silent about the exact details of any vulnerability and chooses to correct it first before revealing how hackers can use it. Even with little information, we know that a Type Confusion in the V8 is a big deal.

According to development documentation, V8 is Chrome’s internal component that processes JavaScript code. So in theory, hackers can exploit the coding error to trick an app’s input into another style.

When a cybercriminal bypasses regular checks and balances, they can steal your personal information and data from your browser or capture your login information and passwords.

The latest error has the designation CVE-2022-1364 in the vulnerability database. Another minor problem has been noticed CVE-2022-13164-20. The latter corrects some internal revisions and fuzzing.

What you can do about it

The best way to stay protected is to update Chrome as soon as possible. The method of updating your Chrome browser is universal across all platforms. The latest version is 100.0.4896.127.

To update Chrome:

  • Open yours Chrome browser.
  • Press three vertical dots to the right of your profile icon.
  • Hold the cursor over in the drop-down menu Help and select About Google Chrome.

This will automatically start the update process and if a new version is available, it will start downloading. Once installed, you may need to restart Chrome before the update takes effect.

The update is available for Windows, Linux and Mac and will roll out over the next few days. If the update has not reached you yet, keep checking until it is ready.

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