Time to Upgrade Your Chrome Browser
Mar 19, 2019 • Filed in: Software | Cybersecurity
In case you missed it last week, the Google had identified a zero-day vulnerability affecting its Chrome web browser.
"A vulnerability is just a bug or flaw in the code and while they all need to be fixed, not all of them either can be or are being exploited. A zero-day vulnerability is one that threat actors have managed to create an exploit for, a way of doing bad things to your device or data before the good guys even knew the vulnerability existed. In other words, they have zero days in which to issue a fix." (Winder, Davey. "Google Confirms Serious Chrome Security Problem - Here's How To Fix It", Forbes.com. Mar 7, 2019)
The good news is that there is a fix. Simply confirm that Chrome has been updated to at least 72.0.3626.121 (Official Build). Mac Users should go to the Chrome application menu and select About Chrome. If the browser needs updating, the download should start immediately.
For details regarding this zero-day vulnerability, please refer to the Forbes.com article linked above.
We apologize for the late posting of this important information to the blog. While not posted here when the news came out, we posted to our Twitter
accounts, and we reached out to those clients who run Chrome exclusively, to advise them of the security threat and the prescribed fix. More blog posts coming! Thanks for reading.