A security flaw detected by Google Chrome, which calls for an update

Attention all Google Chrome users: beware. The company issued a note on April 14 to warn of a flaw detected in its browser. This could be exploited by malicious hackers to conduct potentially illicit activities, reports Le Parisien. According to Numerama, this is already the third time this year that such a problem affects Google Chrome. There would have been 13 different breaches brought to light in 2021. The American firm regularly alerts on these subjects and indicates that an update should be made to rectify the situation as quickly as possible.

The specialized site FR Android explains that the flaw concerns users on Windows, Mac or Linux as well, but not the versions on mobile phones. To perform the update and install the patch, Le Parisien details the method which turns out to be very simple: once in the browser, click on the three small dots at the top right of the screen, then “Help”. and “About Google Chrome”. Then, check that the version is the correct one. The last has the number 100.0.4896.127. If not, then the browser can be updated.

However, these increasingly numerous alerts could worry users, at the risk of them turning away from Google Chrome in favor of Firefox or Safari. But according to Numerama, this does not mean that Google’s browser is less secure: above all, it is much more used and thus extremely targeted. Now to your computers.

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