GOOGLE has put out an update for Chrome after being alerted to a bug being abused in the wild.
The tech giant has rated the flaw as high and is rolling out a fix.
Google is keeping quiet about the exact details of the security flaw until enough people have installed the latest update.
This is pretty routine practice, as sharing too much information about it could give hackers a chance to take advantage.
"Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix," Google said.
"We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed."
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The only bit of detail Google has given is that it relates to "Type Confusion in V8".
But the bug that's been uncovered can apparently be used to manipulate code to trick local programs into doing bad stuff that was sent in from outside.
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According to Sophos, it's the ninth "zero-day" update of the year 2022.
And it follows a wider update for Chrome 108 which only came out a few days before.
That one came with 28 security fixes.
Eight of them were rated high, while 14 were deemed medium risk.
The best way to stay safe is to keep all software you use up to date, including Chrome.
Automatic updates should be switched on, but you can check for any new releases and download them straight away if you prefer.
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You can do this by opening the three dot Chrome menu in the top right and going to Settings.
Find About Chrome and it'll check for the latest update.
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