UAE issues high-risk alert for Google Chrome users; here's what you should do

UAE issues high-risk alert for Google Chrome users; here's what you should do

The UAE Cyber Security Council has recently issued a high-risk alert for those using the desktop version of the world’s most popular browser – Google Chrome.

The Council, on February 22, recommended updating to the latest version of Chrome to avoid any breaches or leaks of your information and personal data or perform other malicious actions.

In its latest security advisory, the cybersecurity agency said 'multiple vulnerabilities in the Chrome browser. These vulnerabilities could potentially allow attackers to remotely execute arbitrary code on affected systems, compromise sensitive data, or bypass security restrictions.'

These vulnerabilities affect Google Chrome v122.0.6261.57 or earlier on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Google says the latest Chrome version includes 12 security fixes, out of which two were marked as high-severity flaws, five were medium-severity vulnerabilities and one was marked as low severity.

How to update to the latest version

Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your computer's browser. But if you haven't closed your browser in a while, you might find a pending update:

  • On your computer, open Chrome.
  • Relaunch to update

To update Google Chrome:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More.
  3. Click Help and then About Google Chrome.
  4. Click Update Google Chrome.

Important: If you can't find this button, you're on the latest version.

5. Click relaunch.

The browser saves your opened tabs and windows and reopens them automatically when it restarts. Your Incognito windows won't reopen when Chrome restarts. If you'd prefer not to restart right away, click Not now. The next time you restart your browser, the update will be applied.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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