Why you should update Google Chrome browser right now


Google has rolled out a new update for its Chrome browser and the tech giant is urging the users to install it right away. As per Google, the update fixes 11 security issues. The primary reason Google is urging users to update the browser is because one of the bugs discovered has been given zero-day rating. The Stable channel has been updated to 98.0.4758.102 for Windows, Mac and Linux which will roll out over the coming days/weeks.
What is a zero-day vulnerability
A zero-day vulnerability can be considered the worst nightmare of any gadget owners. This is a type of computer-software vulnerability that can be easily exploited by hackers. Any vulnerability receives a zero-day rating when it is known to hackers and it is being actively exploited. In order to avoid any exploitation, you should try to keep your apps updated as the company’s regularly roll out patches to remove these vulnerabilities.
How to update the Google Chrome browser on your PC

  • Open Google Chrome browser on your device.
  • Tap on the three-dot icon.
  • Go to help.
  • Tap on About Google Chrome.
  • You will be able to see the version of your Chrome browser in the next window. If an update is available, will also be able to spot an update button.

The browser can be updated on iOS and Android devices through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store respectively. Google recently announced a new Journeys feature for Chrome browser that can help you organise your browsing history. The new feature groups the sites that you have visited based on topic or category. Apart from this, the tech giant has also added new Chrome Actions that can help you get more things done directly from the address bar. You can save time with an Action by typing its title. The Chrome address bar also predicts when you could benefit from a Chrome Action based on the words that have been typed.