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The Department of Homeland Security has issued an alert over several zero-day exploits found in the world’s most popular Internet browser, Google Chrome. Google has since patched this software and we would like to remind you that you need to do so on all of your devices that feature the Chrome browser. 

What is a Zero-Day Threat?

A zero-day threat is a vulnerability in a piece of software that has been exploited before it was found by a security professional. In other words, hackers have already used these vulnerabilities to gain access to unauthorized computing platforms. What’s worse, two of these zero-day threats were identified as serious. Although details are scarce, it has been warned that it helps attackers take over systems that haven’t been patched. 

With so many people utilizing the Chrome software both on PC and on mobile, the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has encouraged people to immediately patch their software. 

How to Update Google Chrome

Updating Google Chrome is very simple. You just need to click on the three-dot menu at the top right-hand corner of the Chrome browser. You will go to Help > About Google Chrome where it will update immediately. Once you do that, restart the browser and you are good to go. 

It is important for everyone to update their software regularly so that it can be updated with any threat definitions that developers have included in the new builds. It’s the best way to avoid having vulnerabilities in your software. 

If you would like to talk to one of our expert IT technicians about the latest Chrome update, or if you have a lot of endpoints running Chrome and you would like to talk about having COMPANYNAME help you keep your software patched and up to date, give us a call at PHONENUMBER today.