Google tells users to update Chrome after dangerous bug found

Google has warned Windows and Mac users alike to urgently update their Chrome web browsers, following the discovery of a dangerous bug that could allow hackers to hijack your computers.

CERT NZ, a Government agency that responds to cyber security threats in New Zealand, warned any user of Chrome to update their browser immediately.

The severity of the issue was described by Google in a blog post as "high".

Google said in a blog post that it's a type of bug that corrupts how a web app accesses a computer's memory and can be used to install malicious software on a computer, causing it to crash or behave strangely.

The bug was discovered by Google's Threat Analysis Group on February 27

Chrome's security engineer chief, warned users to update their browsers "right this minute," on Twitter.


If you use Chrome -

Check which version of Google Chrome you're using by typing chrome://settings/help into your browser.

If you are any version below 72.0.3626.121 - you are at risk.

If you're not up to date, visiting the page should automatically update your browser.

If you're on a mobile device, open Chrome and type chrome://version - if you're not up to date, visit the app store and download the update.