As was made abundantly clear by 2017’s massive Equifax data breach which affected 148 million people and was perpetrated by hackers exploiting a vulnerability in Apache software for which Apache had already issued a security update, but Equifax failed to install, constant updating of the software we all use with the latest security patches and updates is a critical part of avoiding scams and identity theft threats.
Google has announced that its popular Google Chrome browser had been hacked due to 30 security flaws, seven of which are considered to be high risk. Details of the hack are not being released by Google until it has updated its software.
This is the third major vulnerability found in Google Chrome this year.
Your Google Chrome browser will automatically check for new updates and install them the next time you close and relaunch Google Chrome, but if you prefer not to wait and wish to manually update your Google Chrome software go to Chrome menu > Help > About Google Chrome.
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