Atlanta Buckhead Midtown: Chrome Browser URGENT UPDATE NEEDED - Now!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside

Atlanta Buckhead Midtown: Chrome Browser 
 URGENT UPDATE NEEDED - Now!

 

In Atlanta Buckhead Midtown and the Westside, browsing safely on the web is crucial. When the Browsing Site itself identifies threats -- URGENT UPDATE needed immediately. Chrome can only protect your computer if the LATEST version of the Browser is in use.

NOTE:  Before beginning the UPDATE:
Remember to save any web pages or online work. For the "patch" to take effect, the browser must restart. When it restarts, previously unsaved work may be lost.

                                                       

Steps to reach the the latest version, 98.0.4758.102:

  • Open the Chrome browser on your desktop computer.
  • Click the three stacked dots in the upper right corner (the menu).
  • Hover over Help at the bottom and click on About Google Chrome.

If an update is found when you follow those steps, Chrome automatically does one of two things: if your version is not most current, Chrome will automatically update it. If your current version is the most recent, you will see this confirmation appear on your screen.

According to Kim Komando, this is the first "zero-day" exploit for Chrome in 2022. It is known as CVE-2022-0609, and, as explained in the patch notes for version 98.0.4758.102, the breaching method “exists in the wild” meaning that hackers, aware of the flaw, have already used it to launch cyberattacks." 

"The only information available [from Chrome] confirms it’s a 'Use after free in Animation' bug, reported by Adam Weidemann and Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group.

"According to the Vulnerability Database (VulDB), the bug uses an unknown input that 'leads to a memory corruption vulnerability, impacting confidentiality, integrity, and availability.' "

Maintaining high cyber-security standards at all times is essential for everything we do on our computers and other devices. 

Using Edge? Link over to those instructions....

If we may assist you with any of your real estate needs, please call or text us at 
404-939-2727.  We will be pleased to do what we can to help with your real estate plans.  Lynn B. Friedman, REALTOR  Broker/Owner, Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty

Images courtesy of Google.

Comments (3)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

I sure appreciate the tip on CHROME. Thanks for the post have a great Thursday and reflect on something you are thankful for today. bill

Feb 17, 2022 04:59 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Lynn I do not use Chrome, but that is a very good explanation of who to update it.

Feb 17, 2022 03:47 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

George Souto 
IMHO - if you are on a PC and don't use Chrome - do the Chrome update anyway. Very quick and simple to do. Every once in a while, I click on something, an email reply, say, and that opens the browser. These hackers need very little time - nano seconds - to invade. Lynn

Feb 19, 2022 09:56 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727   Great info here 

Feb 19, 2022 09:28 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727

Hannah Williams 
Thanks- hope you made the time to do both Chrome and Edge.
Lynn
https://activerain.com/blogsview/5717814/atlanta-buckhead-midtown--edge-browser-urgent-update-needed---now-

Feb 19, 2022 09:50 PM