Google Chrome detects new flaw and urges users to update

In its newsletter published on April 14, Google informs Chrome users that a vulnerability has been detected that can be exploited by hackers for malicious purposes, reports Numerama. According to the specialized site, this is the third time that a flaw of this type has been found in the software since the beginning of the year.

Fortunately for Chrome users, there is a fix: they just need to update the browser. To do this, once the latter is launched, click at the top left of the screen on the three small vertical dots. Then go to the “Help” line, then “About Google Chrome”. On the page that opens, you can verify that your version of Chrome is the latest one (numbered 100.0.4896.127.) or update if it is not.

Nothing very complicated therefore, but the manipulation risks tiring users regularly alerted by flaws in Chrome. According to Numerama, the browser had to receive no less than 13 patches in 2021. For the specialized site, this does not necessarily mean that it is a less secure browser than Firefox or Safari but that it is particularly taken for target because “widely used in the world, with a rate of use beyond 60%, even 70% according to certain measurement tools”.

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