Update Google Chrome as Soon as Possible

Google can’t catch a break when it comes to security vulnerabilities. In the past two weeks, the company issued security patches for both Chrome and its line of Pixel smartphones. Now, the company is forced to update Chrome yet again, thanks to a newly discovered vulnerability. Google issued a security report on Thursday, April 14, reporting a patch for a
April 18, 2022
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Google can’t catch a break when it comes to security vulnerabilities. In the past two weeks, the company issued security patches for both Chrome and its line of Pixel smartphones. Now, the company is forced to update Chrome yet again, thanks to a newly discovered vulnerability.

Google issued a security report on Thursday, April 14, reporting a patch for a vulnerability identified as CVE-2022-1364:

[$NA][1315901] High CVE-2022-1364: Type Confusion in V8. Reported by Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group on 2022-04-13

This vulnerability, rated as “High,” is a type confusion flaw with the JavaScript V8 engine. A type confusion flaw involves a piece of code that accepts an object without verifying its type first. If the type doesn’t match, errors can occur. Often, that results in the browser crashing. However, when bad actors are aware of the flaw, they can use it to run malicious code on an unsuspecting system.

Google has acknowledged such an exploit for CVE-2022-1364 exists in the wild, meaning bad actors know about the flaw and have taken advantage of it. Because of this fact, it’s more important than ever to update your browser as soon as possible.

This flaw affects Chromium browsers. That includes Chrome, as well as other browsers like Edge.

To check for an update with Chrome, click the three dots in the top right corner of the window, then head to Help > About Google Chrome. If the update is available, you’ll see so here, where you can install the update and relaunch Chrome.

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