If you’re using Google Chrome or a Chromium-based browser, whether on macOS, Windows, or Linux, it’s time to check for a critical security update. On Friday, Google released an update to Chrome to fix a significant vulnerability that is being actively exploited in ongoing cyberattacks. Google has urged users of all operating systems to update Chrome as soon as possible.
The security flaw involves a collection of back-end libraries called Mojo, which are used by Chromium-based browsers including Opera, Brave, and Microsoft Edge. The zero-day vulnerability is classified as high severity and has been tagged CVE-2022-307. Google’s update patch fixes the vulnerability and updates your current version of Chrome to version 105.0.5195.102.
If you haven’t applied a recent update, or your updates aren’t automatically enabled, here’s how to check your Chrome version and get up to speed quickly.
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How to Update Chrome on Android
By default, Android phones and tablets are configured to allow Google Chrome to automatically check for and install updates. If you have disabled this setting, you can easily re-enable it by opening your Play Store app, selecting Google Chrome, then tapping the three-dot menu on the app’s Play Store page to open your update settings .
Here’s how to check if your Google Chrome app is updated in Android.
1. Open your Play Store app. In the top right corner, tap your profile icon.
2. Faucet Manage apps and device to raise the Insight tongue.
3. The second option on the Overview tab will say either All apps up to date Where Updates available. If you see Updates available, tap it.
4. In the list of applications that appears, find Google Chrome. Next to the app name, tap Update.
How to Update Chrome on iPhone or iPad
For App Store users, Google Chrome should be automatically configured to check for and install app updates. Here’s how to manually check if updates have been applied.
1. Open the App store app on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Faucet Profile Properties in the upper right corner (this is your circular profile icon). This will open a screen titled Account. Scroll to Updates available.
3. To research Google Chrome. If Chrome is listed, tap Update to install the latest browser updates. You may be asked to provide the App Store with your Apple ID and password. If so, provide them and updates will start downloading and installing.
If Chrome isn’t listed under Updates Available, you can also go to Google Chrome in the App Store. If a Chrome update option appears, you can tap the button to start the update. Alternatively, you can update Google Chrome from the iPhone Chrome app itself.
1. Open Chrome and in the bottom right corner of the app tap on the three dots After menu.
2. From the screen that appears, scroll all the way to the right to find, then tap, Settings.
3. Scroll to Security controle and press it. In the new Safety Check menu that appears, tap Check now. From there, Chrome will begin updating if a newer version is available.
How to Update Chrome on Desktop
Whether you use macOS or Windows, your Google Chrome update process is the same. Here’s how to check for updates and install them quickly.
1. On your computer or laptop, open Google Chrome and click on the After menu located in the upper right corner of the browser (it looks like three dots, stacked vertically).
2. Here you will be able to see if an update has recently been released. If you see a green icon, an update was released less than two days ago. An orange icon means there’s been an update pending for four days now. And a red icon means an update has been waiting for you for at least a week.
3. Near the bottom of the After menu, click To help then click About Google Chrome.
4. In the new screen that opens, click on the Update Google Chrome button. Can’t find the button? Great. This means that you are already up to date.
5. If you clicked the Update Google Chrome button, finish by clicking Revive.
Chrome will now restart and you will be fully up to date.
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