Google Chrome has issued a second notification urging users to update their browser after detecting a malicious bug in the system.
At the beginning of this week, the technology giant detected a software vulnerability that cybercriminals could exploit to gain access to crucial personal data. Experts assigned a serious zero-day rating to the flaw, indicating a high risk of cyberattacks. The term ‘zero-day’ refers to a flaw that the developer has only recently discovered, but cybercriminals are already exploiting.
A new error has been detected in the browser, and users are advised to ensure they have the latest version to ensure their online safety. Google had previously hurriedly provided a solution for the initial flaw and has now released a second update to address the newly discovered issue.
The latest version of Chrome, named 112.0.5615.137/138, addresses a total of eight flaws. To update the software, users only need to spare a few seconds and ensure they have the most recent version installed on their computers.
According to Google’s release notes, they have updated the Stable and Extended Stable channels for Windows and Mac to version 112.0.5615.137/138 and 112.0.5615.137 respectively. They have also released version 112.0.5615.165 for Linux, which will be gradually rolled out over the next few days or weeks.
“Google has acknowledged the existence of an exploit for CVE-2023-2136 in the wild. The company appreciates the efforts of security researchers who collaborated during the development phase to prevent security vulnerabilities from reaching the stable channel,” the statement reads.
If you have already updated Chrome earlier this week, it’s important to update it again. You can check the current version of Chrome by opening the browser and clicking on “Chrome” from the menu bar. Then, click on “About Chrome” to see the installed version and check for available updates.
We recommend updating the browser immediately if the displayed version is older than 112.0.5615.137.
Steps to Update Your Chrome Browser
- Launch Chrome on your computer
- Click on the three vertical dots located in the top-right corner of the browser window to access the menu
- Select “Help” and then click on “About Google Chrome.”
- Click on “Update Google Chrome.” Note that if you don’t see this button, it means you’re already on the latest version of the browser.