Update Chrome now — critical zero-day vulnerability


If you haven’t already, make sure you’re using the most recent version of Chrome.

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Google Chrome users should stop what they’re doing immediately and upgrade to the latest version. In conjunction with the release of Chrome 100.0.4896.127, Google issued a security alert warning of a zero-day bug that is being actively exploited by hackers.

In a blog post, Google said it was aware of an attack for CVE-2022-1364 that was seen in the wild.


Google is being coy about the specifics of the vulnerability, which seems sense given their history of secrecy. Once the great majority of people are protected against it, these items are usually completely described in order to minimise the chance of an assault.

CVE-2022-1364 is a JavaScript “confusion” vulnerability in Chrome’s V8 engine. There are several types of bugs that cause browser crashes, but this one has a high severity classification, which signals that it might be a rarer form that permits attackers to run harmful code.

After Shane Huntley’s coworker Clément Lecigne uncovered an exploit, the remedy was applied within 24 hours, according to the Google Threat Analysis team’s Shane Huntley. In addition to CVE-2022-0609 and CVE-2022-1096, which were crushed earlier this year, this is the third zero-day threat to be resolved in 2022.


Update Chrome now: Here’s how to do it!

Given the dangers involved, we recommend that you get the update to 100.0.4896.127 as soon as it’s released.

After clicking the three vertical dots at the top right of the browser toolbar, hover your mouse cursor over Help in the menu that displays, and then click on the Help button.

Google Chrome’s “About Google Chrome” menu will go up, and a new tab will open with your version number. This tab will immediately conduct an update process and advise you to restart your browser if one is required.


All of the Chromium-based browsers should be patched in the near future, so if you’re using a browser other than Chrome, keep an eye out for updates.

1 thought on “Update Chrome now — critical zero-day vulnerability”

  1. Excellent article, thank you. My laptop is Android, and I ONLY use Chrome. I have been waiting for this update. Being a senior citizen can challenge me with computer tech. Your “How to update” info was perfect. I did as you wrote, and now am safe with the new version. Fantastic!


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