Google intends to release a huge security update package after it was published about the exposure of its famous browser, "Chrome" to a security breach. With these steps you can get the latest updates for your different devices.
Google warned billions of users last week that the security of its internet browser, Chrome, may have suffered a security breach.
As a result, the company said it will release a new version of Chrome , its popular Chrome browser, that includes 29 security fixes, according to the National Cyber Security News website, which specializes in information security.
The new version will be released automatically during the next short period, which the company renewed between days and weeks, as the company said.
To update Chrome browser to the latest version "Chrome 101.0.4951.41" on your PC browser, you must follow these steps:
- Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of your window.
- Click on "Settings", which opens a new tab.
- Click "About Chrome" from the options on the right bar. The browser will start identifying and installing the latest version.
When finished, you will need to finish the update by clicking on the “Relaunch” option.
Chrome will shut down for a few short seconds, then reopen the window with all the same tabs. You will see a confirmation that "Chrome is up to date".
If you're using Chrome on your iPhone or iPad, you'll need to update it differently:
- Go to the device's app store.
- Click on the profile logo on the top right.
- Scroll down to see "available updates".
- Find Chrome in the list and click on "UPDATE".
On Android phones, you will need to do the following:
- Open the Play Store app.
- Click on the profile logo at the top right.
- Click "Manage apps & devices".
- Search for “Updates available” and then below that, find Chrome and then click on “Update”.
It is not yet clear whether users' information has been compromised, or what information potential hackers may have obtained.
It is noteworthy that many Chrome users keep their browser passwords to access other sites, applications, and even electronic payment information.
The company said in a post on its blogIt details the latest security improvements: "Access to bug details and links may be restricted until the majority of users have been updated with a fix".