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Google Chrome is under attack: update it now

Google Chrome is attacked on Windows and Android. The latest WebRTC security flaw has an exploit floating around in the wild, so you don’t want to browse without installing the patch. Here’s what you need to know.

The zero-day security flaw involves a buffer overflow in WebRTC, a real-time communication standard supported by all major browsers. It is used to create audio and video communication applications on websites.

Google hasn’t released details about the bug and won’t until the majority of Google Chrome users install the security patch. It is classified as being of “high” severity. It is very possible that it allows a malicious website to take over your PC.

The good news is that a fix is ​​already here in the form of Google Chrome version103.0.5060.114 for Windows and (Chromium 103.0.5060.71 on Android.) Google released them on July 4, 2022. Google Chrome will automatically install updates, but the browser may take up to 24 hours to install them, and Chrome will not automatically restart after installing an update . It will prompt you to restart your browser.

In a time when an exploit is circulating online, you don’t want to browse without updating. We recommend that you install the update immediately and restart Chrome without waiting for the automatic process.

To do this on Windows, click the menu button in the upper right corner of the Chrome browser window and select Help > About Google Chrome. (On Android, you’ll need to update Chrome from the Play Store.)

Google Chrome will automatically find and install the update (if it hasn’t already been installed) and you’ll see a progress indicator. When Chrome has finished installing the update, click the “Relaunch” button.

Installing Chrome 103 security update.

That’s it, your Chrome browser is now up to date. If you want to be sure it’s secure, check that the version number is at least 103.0.5060.114 after relaunching Chrome. (If Chrome doesn’t offer you the update and you’re on a lower version number, check back later, it may take a while to roll out. Depends on Google.)