News of a major security vulnerability in the world’s most popular web browser reinforces the need to follow that most basic and important of cybersecurity tips: Keep your systems up-to-date.
On March 6th, Google Chrome's security lead and engineering director, Justin Schuh, warned that users should update "right this minute." The Google Threat Analysis Group discovered a zero-day vulnerability for Chrome that’s being actively exploited in the wild. It could potentially allow an attacker to carry out a remote code execution attack while escaping Chrome’s built-in sandbox protection.
Google immediately pushed out a security fix, which requires users to upgrade to the latest version of Chrome. For instructions on how to do that, click here.
Regular patching is a basic security requirement. We recommend using auto-updates where possible, and subscribing to a security feed to keep up-to-date on evolving threats.