Google has released a critical patch to address new Zero-Day vulnerabilities that can impact Google Chrome. By default, Chrome is set up to auto-update but if when you first installed Chrome you happened to select to manually update, you’ll need to that now. If you’re unsure where you stand, here’s how to check:
- Launch Google Chrome
- On the top right of the Web browser, click the three vertical dots
- In the drop-down menu click Help
- Then choose About Google Chrome
If you see a message that reads: Google Chrome is up to date, you’re up-to-date.
If you learn you’re not up to date, then please click the Update option on the About Google Chrome page to initiate the Chrome update process.
Google recently found security vulnerabilities in Chrome and this update patches those security vulnerabilities. It’s important to keep software up to date all the time, and particularly around the holidays when scammers tend to up their efforts. As an aside, please remember to not open any emails, click on links, or open any attachments from people that you don’t know. Also, even if you do know the sender, if something feels off, call or email that person from a new email that you create, to check if they’ve indeed contacted you.