In today’s SensCy Cyber Alert, your SensCy team of cybersecurity experts urges Google Chrome for Windows users to install the new Chrome version 103.0.5060.114 immediately. The new update was released by Google to address a high-severity zero-day vulnerability exploited by hackers.
What is a zero-day vulnerability?
In cybersecurity, a zero-day vulnerability refers to a vulnerability in a system or device that has been disclosed but not yet patched. The vulnerability was discovered before developers and security researchers were aware of it and could provide a patch/update.
Why are zero-day vulnerability dangerous?
Two main reasons; Cybercriminals can freely exploit these vulnerabilities by malware infections, potentially resulting on data loss for the victims; The systems are vulnerable for as long as the user does not update or install the patch issued by the vendor.
How to check for new updates?
For new Google Chrome updates, follow these steps:
- On your computer, open Chrome
- At the top right, click the three ellipses
- Click Help and then About Google Chrome
- Click Update Google Chrome
Important: If your Chrome browser is up-to-date, you will see a blue check mark and the words “Chrome is up to date.”
If you need additional assistance, use this Google Chrome link.