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Google has issued an alert warning billions of Chrome users that the browser has been successfully targeted by hackers. The same attack also affects Microsoft Edge.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW…

Google has issued an alert warning billions of Chrome users that the browser has been successfully targeted by hackers. The same attack also affects Microsoft Edge. These browsers on Windows, macOS and Linux are extremely vulnerable to a new ‘zero-day’ hack (CVE-2022-1096). Zero-day is widely considered the most dangerous type because hackers were aware of the vulnerability before Google could issue the fix.

All users should update these browsers NOW:

Google Chrome
1. Open Google Chrome browser
2. Navigate to Settings > Help > About Google Chrome
3. Chrome will check for updates.
4. After Chrome loads the update, RESTART the browser.

Microsoft Edge
1. Open Microsoft Edge browser
2. Click on the 3 dots (…) on right side of window
3. Click on Help and Feedback
4. Click on About Microsoft Edge
5. Edge will check for updates.
6. After Edge loads the update, RESTART the browser.

It’s inevitable that these types of attacks will keep coming. Be vigilant and keep your browsers and software updated. Never save passwords in your browser. To increase your security online, we recommend following the simple (yet effective) tips in this recent article for creating strong passwords.

We’re ready to help you work smarter and more securely.

For more information on cybersecurity, call Todd Sheppard at (865) 524-1124 or use this contact form.