Google announced a significant vulnerability in its Chrome browser, and we recommend that you close and reopen Chrome. This vulnerability allows hackers to send code to unpatched versions of the browser.
An update was released and it which should have been downloaded to each computer due to Google's auto-update feature. Chrome has to be restarted for updates to take effect, so ITS is asking everyone to restart their Google Chrome browsers immediately. Even if you don't use Chrome, but have it installed, you should open that browser and follow the steps below to ensure the vulnerability is patched.
The up-to-date version of Chrome is 72.0.3626.121 and can be checked by the following steps:
- On your computer, open Chrome.
- At the upper top right, click the three dots:
- Click Help, then About Google Chrome. Look for "Google Chrome is up to date" and "Version 72.0.3626.121"
If there is a "Restart" button, select that and your browser will be patched. Once completed, patched users should see "Google Chrome is up to date."
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