When we refer to something as delicate as privacy and security on our computer, this becomes especially important when it affects the web browser. In fact, next, we are going to talk about the most used program in this sector in the world such as Google Chrome and the need to update it as soon as possible.
Keep in mind that we spend a good part of our time connected to the internet carrying out all kinds of tasks. For this we use the internet browser that we like the most or that suits our needs. Most users opt for Google’s proposal, we mean Chrome. We must bear in mind that Internet attackers are on the lookout at all times to try to enter our computers.
How could it be otherwise, one of the most used ways for this are the browsers themselves, since they act as a platform between our PC and the extensive world of the internet . That is precisely why the developers of this type of program in particular do not stop updating their projects, as is the case at hand.
These are the 10 vulnerabilities of the year in Chrome
We tell you all this because the search giant has just released a new security update for your web browser. This is something that has occurred a few hours ago and the update is already available and most of the computers with this program. Thus, Chrome should receive it automatically thanks to the integrated update functionality that it has.
At that time we will have the latest version of the program, that is, Chrome 93.0.4577.82 in its stable version. From what we know at the moment, according to the official Google note about this update, we should install it as soon as possible. And it is that the firm reveals that this update solves ten security problems in Chrome. To this we add that nine of these have received the high severity rating , the second highest after the criticism.
On the other hand, Google emphasizes two specific vulnerabilities, CVE-2021-30632 and CVE-2021-30633, as they can be exploited at this time. From what they tell us, the firm is aware that there are already exploits for these two vulnerabilities. It does not provide additional information about it, so the extent of the attacks is unknown. Similarly, other important factors have not been made public, such as the way in which these attacks are carried out or whether users can take other precautions to avoid being the object of them.
The rest of the security flaws that have already been patched are as follows:
- CVE-2021-21148: February 4, 2021
- CVE-2021-21166: March 2, 2021
- CVE-2021-21193: March 12, 2021
- CVE-2021-21220: April 13, 2021
- CVE-2021-21224: April 20, 2021
- CVE-2021-30551: June 9, 2021
- CVE-2021-30554: June 17, 2021
- CVE-2021-30563: July 15, 2021
Other bugs that have been fixed
Security flaws patched with this update often cause the browser to crash. In addition, attacks can be exploited to perform remote code executions and other malicious behavior. Hence precisely the importance of updating the program as soon as possible, as we are going to show you.
Therefore, at this point the best we can do is install the most recent update sent by Google for your Chrome browser . It must be said that we have the ability to check the installed version from the Help / About Google Chrome menu option. We can also load the page to verify that we have version 93.0.4577.82 that protects us from these vulnerabilities.
The browser should update itself once we access the aforementioned section. In the event that the program does not update itself, we can always download and install the latest version from its official website. This is something that we achieve directly from this same link .