Google releases security update for Chrome
Google has released Chrome version 60.0.3112.78 for Windows, Mac and Linux. This version addresses multiple vulnerabilities that, if exploited, may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.
What to do now
Updates to Chrome normally happen automatically when you open and close your browser, but if you haven’t closed your browser for a while you may want to update it yourself.
To update Chrome:
- Open Chrome
- Click on More (the three vertical dots in the top right of your browser)
- Click Update Google Chrome. If you don’t see this button, you should be on the latest version already.
- Click Relaunch and the updates will be applied.
To check your version of Chrome:
- Open Chrome
- Click on More (three vertical dots in the top right of your browser)
- Click Help | About Google Chrome
- This page displays the current version of your browser and checks for updates too. If an update is downloaded, click Relaunch to apply.
Security updates fix vulnerabilities or weaknesses in computer systems that attackers may try to use to gain unauthorised access or to perform other malicious activity.
Stay Smart Online recommends, whenever possible, choosing to automatically apply security updates when they become available. Automatic updates minimise the risk of delaying or forgetting to update your software, and limit the chance of attackers gaining access to your computer and sensitive personal and financial data.
Learn more about software updates from Stay Smart Online.
The information provided here is of a general nature. Everyone's circumstances are different. If you require specific advice you should contact your local technical support provider.