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Chrome: why you need to urgently update your browser – Geeko

Google has just rolled out an update to Chrome. It corrects a major security flaw that has already been the subject of attacks.

On September 2, Google explained in a blog post that it had released a new version of its web browser. Update number 105.0.5195.102 affects Chrome on macOS, Windows, and Linux. And it is to be downloaded as soon as possible. The latter fixes a critical security flaw that has already been the subject of attacks called CVE-2022-3075. An anonymous researcher reportedly reported the issue on August 30.

“Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2022-3075 exists in the wild”, said the web giant. As usual for this type of risk, Google provides very little information on the operation and extent of this flaw. This helps prevent cybercriminals from exploiting it before users have had a chance to install the update. As a reminder, a “zero-day” vulnerability designates a computer security flaw that the publisher or supplier has not yet corrected. Since the flaw is not known to the general public, hackers can exploit it easily and incognito.

All that is known is that CVE-2022-3075 is a high-severity vulnerability, the result of insufficient data validation in Mojo. It is a collection of runtime libraries that facilitate message passing across arbitrary inter- and intra-process boundaries.

To check if your browser is up to date, just launch it and click on the menu, the three dots at the top right of the page. Then, choose “About Chrome”. If a new version is available, the software will download and install it automatically.

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