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You should immediately check if Google Chrome has been updated

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If you use Google Chrome, you should immediately make sure that your browser is up to date, whether you are on Mac, Windows or Linux. On May 9, Google announced updates 124.0.6367.201/.202 for Mac and Windows and 124.0.6367.201 for Linux, which correct a major security flaw.

Reported by an anonymous researcher, the flaw (CVE-2024-4671) has a high severity level. And according to Google, this could already be exploited by hackers. According to the explanations of the Mountain View firm, this is a type of flaw “Use after free” which affects the “Visuals” element.

According to explanations from Android Authority, this is the component that manages the display of content on the browser. As for the “Use after free” type of flaw, the site indicates that it is an error that allows a program to continue to reference a location in dynamic memory that is normally freed. If this freed memory is used by other software, the error can cause data leaks, or allow a hacker to launch a code execution.

How to check Google Chrome version?

Luckily, Google Chrome updates happen in the background. But you can also check which browser version you are using. To do this, simply go to Chrome, open the menu at the top right, and click on “About Google Chrome.”

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The Chrome version number is displayed in the window that appears. And you can also manually initiate a browser update, if that update is available.

  • Google recently released a note saying that it has fixed a significant security flaw with the latest update of Google Chrome for Mac, Windows, and Linux
  • This flaw could already in use, and it has a high level of security
  • Google Chrome updates happen automatically in the background, but you can also check which version you use in browser menu

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116