A new security vulnerability has been discovered in Google Chrome and it's recommended that you update your browser to the latest version. The vulnerability impacts Windows, Mac and Linux versions. The newest version is 67.0.3396.79.
"Security researcher Michał Bentkowski discovered and reported a high severity vulnerability in Google Chrome in late May, affecting the web browsing software for all major operating systems including Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Without revealing any technical detail about the vulnerability, the Chrome security team described the issue as incorrect handling of CSP header (CVE-2018-6148)".
If Chrome doesn't update automatically, you can force an update by visiting chrome://chrome (copy and paste into the address bar).
Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen Google Chrome. If you haven't closed your browser in a while, you might see a pending update in Chrome:
- At the top right, click the three dots menu
- If an update is pending, the icon will be colored
- Green: An update's been available for 2 days
- Orange: An update's been available for 4 days
- Red: An update's been available for 7 days
To manually update Google Chrome:
- At the top right, click the three dots menu.
- Click Update Google Chrome. If you don't see this button, you're on the latest version.
- Click Relaunch.
To check for an update and see the current browser version on your computer:
- At the top right, click on the three dot menu
- Click Help and then About Google Chrome
- The current version number is the series of numbers beneath the "Google Chrome" heading. Chrome will check for updates when you're on this page
Click Relaunch to apply any available update.
If you prefer, you can download the offline (stand alone) installer. When you download Google Chrome, it downloads a small file, which launches and then downloads the rest of the file. An offline installer downloads the complete package; all you have to do is download the program and click on the file to install it. The installer will still connect briefly to the internet.
You can find the offline installers for Windows, Mac and Linux here:
(h/t Hacker News)
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