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Security bug puts millions of Google Chrome users at risk, here’s what you should do

Not long ago, tech giant Google warned millions of users of Google Chrome, one of the most popular web browsers, about a security flaw that reportedly affected the browser. In an official blog post, the company explained that vulnerabilities with implications ranging from low to high have been discovered in the Chrome browser for Windows, macOS and Linux.

Google said Chrome saw its 11th Zero Day exploit of the year related to CVE-2021-37973. A ‘zero day’ exploit is when hackers exploit a security bug even before Google has come up with a patch to fix the bug. This makes it more dangerous for end use.

The tech company said it “knows that an exploit for CVE-2021-37973 exists in the wild.”

“High CVE-2021-37973: use for free in the portal. Reported by Clement Lesigne from Google TAG, 2021-09-21 with technical support from Sergei Glazunov and Mark Brand from Google Project Zero,” the blog post read .

Notably, the blog post came just days after the company said it had discovered 19 security flaws affecting Windows, Mac and Linux. While Google fixed these 19 bugs, it highlighted that “access to bug descriptions and links may be restricted until the majority of users are updated with fixes.”

To fix the bugs, Google has advised users to update their Chrome browser to the latest version immediately.

Here are the steps to update your Google Chrome browser to the latest version. Step 1: Open Chrome and go to Settings after clicking on the three vertical dots menu. Step 2: Click on Help. Step 3: Click About Google Chrome. Step 4: It will automatically start checking for updates and download them. Step 5: After it is updated, launch Chrome again.

Your Chrome browser will now be more secure.

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