After confirming that hackers are already exploiting a highly critical zero-day flaw, Google has issued an urgent security update for all Chrome browser users.
According to the official Chrome blog, the company admitted that they “aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-1096 exists in the wild.” Not much is known about CVE-2022-1096 as of the moment, aside from the fact that it’s a “Type Confusion in V8.” Google says they will reveal more details about it once the majority of its 3.2 billion users already have the patch.
Chrome update 99.0.4844.84 is now available for Windows, mac, and Linux users. Everybody is encouraged to install the patch immediately. However, Google says it might take weeks for it to reach its entire user base.
To get the security update, simply go to Chrome menu > Help > About Google Chrome. If you’re already on 99.0.4844.84, you’re safe. But if the download is still not available, wait for a little while and it should automatically download and install the update. Don’t forget to relaunch Chrome afterwards so the new version activates.