Google Chrome has a nasty bug, and you should update now

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A Google Chrome bug of the worst variety has been discovered: Not only is it dangerous, but it’s being actively exploited by hackers.

Google released a fix earlier this week, which means an update is available that will bring your Chrome to version 104.0.5112.101 on Mac and Linux and 104.0.5112.102/101 on Windows. It should be automatically installed on your Chrome, but if it’s not, you can (and should) run the update now, by going to Chrome’s “About” menu.

The company hasn’t released much information about the most critical issue (which is one of the 11 security fixes that come with this update), as it usually limits bug details until the most users have updated their software.

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We do know, however, that this has to do with “insufficient validation of untrusted inputs in intents”, which, according to dark readingcould lead a malicious website to execute arbitrary code on your computer, among other problems.

Here’s the scary part, though: Google says it’s “aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-2856 exists in the wild.” This means that there are hackers who are using this bug for nefarious purposes, which is why you need to update your Chrome as soon as possible.

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