The U.S. Government is urging users to update Chrome 80 for their own security

Google’s newest version of Chrome, Chrome 80, offers numerous high-rated security flaw fixes.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has been encouraging all Google Chrome users to update to version 80.0.3987.122.

With this version, no less than 56 high-rated vulnerability security fixes are included. If users decide not to update Chrome, the security issues that this upgraded version fix could be exploited by cyber attackers and allow them to take control of the affected system.

Not a lot is known publicly about the vulnerabilities that the CISA is concerned about, as Google has opted to limit access to bug details and links until a majority of users are updated with a fix.

It is known that at least three of the vulnerabilities have a high Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) rating. One of these vulnerabilities, CVE-2020-6383, was reported by a Google Project Zero researcher. This particular vulnerability is a “type confusion” vulnerability and occurs when a program accesses a resource using an “incompatible type.” This can then cause the system to experience logical errors because the resource doesn’t have expected properties.

In order to see which version of Google Chrome you’re currently using, in your Google Chrome browser, go to Help – About Google Chrome.

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