Google Chrome is under attack, the tech giant warns, as it patches 11 security issues in its … [+] browser. (Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Google has revealed that two weaknesses in Chrome are under active attack, as users have been urged to update their browser to avoid becoming a victim.
They were reported to Google via an anonymous party and were given a severity rating of “high.” Little more information was provided on where or how the vulnerabilities – known as zero-days, as developers have “zero days” to fix the flaw before it’s been abused by malicious hackers – have been exploited.
The updated version will roll out for Windows, Mac and Linux users “over the coming days/weeks,” Google said in a blog post. When Forbes updated on Tuesday morning on an Apple Mac, it was to the latest, most secure version, 93.0.4577.82. Users can check what version they’re running by clicking the “About Google Chrome” button in the help section in the browser.
Monday was a big day for significant security updates. Google also revealed nine other vulnerabilities rated “high” severity that were patched in the latest Chrome release. Two of those were deemed serious enough to warrant a $7,500 payout to the security researchers who found them. Meanwhile, Apple put out an emergency iOS update to deal with a zero-day vulnerability that had allegedly been exploited by $1 billion-valued…