Google Release Another Batch Of Important Security Patches

Google Release Another Batch Of Important Security Patches

Tyler Cross Tyler Cross
Published on: June 22, 2024 Senior Writer

Google Chrome version 126 received a minor patch that fixes several dozen high-risk vulnerabilities.

Chrome 126 was released last week, boasting an impressive amount of security updates and new features.

When it was released, Chrome 126 came with 21 different security fixes aimed at preventing hackers from being able to tamper with Chrome to inject malicious code into victims’ devices. It also targets spyware, which is a form of malware made specifically to gather your information.

The current patch offers more than two dozen important fixes.

Despite getting marked as high-risk, none of the vulnerabilities in the most recent patch have been actively exploited by hackers. Despite the lack of exploits, Chrome preemptively fixed them before they could be abused. As the company’s high-risk rating demonstrates, the amount of hackers that focus on finding vulnerabilities in Chrome makes it incredibly risky to leave any flaw unpatched.

“As usual, our ongoing internal security work was responsible for a wide range of fixes,” the release noted.

Not all users will be able to use the newest Chrome updates. Below is what version of Chrome you must be updated to for it to take effect.

  • Android: 126.0.6478.110
  • Windows/Mac: 126.0.6478.114/115
  • Linux: 126.0.6478.114

Chrome on iOS will not get this update. Typically, iOS Chrome upgrades only focus on performance and stability due to Apple’s unique ecosystem. It’s normal for desktop and Android updates to not apply to iOS.

Chrome normally updates automatically, so you don’t need to perform any additional downloads. If you want to manually check it yourself, start by opening Chrome. Click or tap on the three vertical dots on the top right to bring up a menu with several options. Choose Help and then About Google. If there are any pending updates that didn’t run automatically, you’ll see a warning that says “pending update.”

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