New Chrome 0-Day Bug Under Active Attacks – Update Your Browser ASAP!

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Attention readers, if you are using Google Chrome browser on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computers, you need to update it immediately to the latest version Google released earlier today.

The internet services company has rolled out an urgent update to the browser to address 14 newly discovered security issues, including a zero-day flaw that it says is being actively exploited in the wild.

Tracked as CVE-2021-30551, the vulnerability stems from a type confusion issue in its V8 open-source and JavaScript engine. Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero has been credited with discovering and reporting the flaw.
Chrome users can update to the latest version (91.0.4472.101) by heading to Settings > Help > About Google Chrome to mitigate the risk associated with the flaw.
 

The_King

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By default, Google Chrome automatically updates itself.
Many laptop and even some PC users don't close their web browser for days
and just put their laptops even PC to standby or just leave them on in these cases the browser will not finish update till you restart it.

How to Update Google Chrome​

While Google Chrome downloads and prepares updates in the background, you still need to restart your browser to perform the installation. Because some people keep Chrome open for days—maybe even weeks—the update could be idly waiting to install, putting your computer at risk.
 
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Many laptop and even some PC users don't close their web browser for days
and just put their laptops even PC to standby or just leave them on in these cases the browser will not finish update till you restart it.
Google Chrome does notify if there is a pending update restart, but requires user interaction. Therefore asking users to update ASAP will never work either.
 
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