GOOGLE has rolled out its latest Chrome update to billions of users after discovering 30 security bugs that hackers could exploit.
Seven have been rated high risk, while 14 are deemed medium on the danger scale.
The tech giant can’t give too much away about the nature of the vulnerabilities, otherwise they’d be handing it to cyber crooks on a platter.
But thankfully, there are no signs that the flaws have been actively used by hackers yet.
Independent experts get paid by Google for hunting down bugs early, before bad actors can use them.
“Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix,” the firm said.
“We would also like to thank all security researchers that worked with us during the development cycle to prevent security bugs from ever reaching the stable channel.”
All this comes off the back of a critical security flaw that was patched just a few weeks ago – and one that exists in the wild.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that experts foiled a record number of serious issues used by hackers in the last year.
Google said bug hunters reported 58 in total for 2021, which includes the powerful cyber weapon used to snoop on Boris Johnson’s computer network.
The shocking figure is the highest ever since the tech firm began a scheme to stamp out hackers in 2014.
It breaks the previous record set in 2015 by more than double.
The most recent update should roll out automatically, but you can force it to download sooner.
How to update Google Chrome
On your computer, open the Google Chrome browser and click the More icon (three vertical dots) in the top right.
Click Update Google Chrome, or if that option isn’t there, it means you’re already using the latest version.
Once you’ve updated, click Relaunch.
The browser will save your open tabs and windows and re-open them when it restarts.
You can also restart your browser later on by clicking Not Now.
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