Google has issued an emergency security update for all Chrome users as it confirms that attackers are already exploiting a high severity zero-day vulnerability.
The emergency update to version 99.0.4844.84 of Chrome is highly unusual in that it addresses a single security vulnerability. A fact that only goes to emphasize how serious this one is.
A Chrome stable channel update announcement, published March 25, Google confirms it “is aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-1096 exists in the wild.”
All Chrome users are therefore advised to ensure their browsers are updated as a matter of urgency.
What is CVE-2022-1096?
How to apply the Google Chrome security patch now
Head for the Help | About option in your Google Chrome menu, and if the update is available, it will automatically start downloading.
It may take a few days for the update to reach everyone, so be patient if you are not seeing it yet.
Also, remember to restart your browser after the update has been installed, or it will not activate, and you will still be vulnerable to attack.