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Using Google Chrome as your browser? Best take note

 

Happy Friday the 13th, does the above icon look familiar?

As of September 2020, Google Chrome accounted for about 70 percent of the global desktop internet browser market share, in a nutshell there is a really good chance you are using Google Chrome as your internet browser.

Following the news that 2 new Google Chrome zero-day vulnerabilities were being actively exploited, Google was quick to start on a fix which will be rolled out over the coming days and weeks. Google is urging users to be prepared to update their browsers.

The vulnerabilities allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to compromise an affected system via the web. The vulnerabilities have a severity rating of 8.4 out of 10 on the CVSS bug-severity scale.

This brings to five the number of actively exploited flaws found in Chrome within the last three weeks. Google is not alone in needing to urgently patch zero-day vulnerabilities, both Apple and Windows have been hard at work releasing patches to address zero-day vulnerabilities.

Threat actors have also been hard at work targeting unpatched flaws in regularly used software. With many working from home, this highlights the seriousness of ensuring that patches are regularly applied.

Using Chrome, urgent action required:

If you have Chrome installed on your computer, please follow the instructions below to update your web browser. In Chrome, click on the 3 dots (1), go to Help, and click on “About Google Chrome” (2):

Once Chrome is updated, click on “Relaunch” to update to the latest version.

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For more information contact either Ryan van de Coolwijk at ryanv@itoo.co.za, Candice Sutherland candices@itoo.co.za or Lwando Cwane at LwandoC@itoo.co.za to assist you.

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