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Critical browser update: Get these security patches now

Critical browser update: Get these security patches now

Today Google released version 38 of its popular Chrome browser, and it contains more critical patches than I've ever seen in a browser update.

Google says Chrome 38 patches 159 vulnerabilities plus another 113 "minor fixes." That's a total of 272 repairs to keep your computer safe! Would you believe Chrome is still the most secure browser around?

While most of us will probably never be the hero who discovers dangerous security holes in widely-used software like Chrome, you might be interested in how Google encourages users to find and report these flaws. The company says it paid over $75,000 in rewards to folks who found and reported potential security dangers.

One sharp-eyed user received Google's largest payout of nearly $28,000. I guess it really does pay to complain - or in this case, report. But for now let's stick with updating.

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