Last week, we reported the results of the annual Pwn2Own contest, in which hackers attempt to take over computers using flaws in browsers and operating systems. To no one's surprise, the hackers were able to take over the computers, and several of the successful attempts used security flaws in Google's Chrome browser.
Google has just released an update that fixes those security flaws along with other flaws reported by other security experts and Google's own internal team. In total, the update fixes four major flaws that could let hackers compromise your computer, so you want to update now.
For most people, closing and re-opening Chrome will be enough to install the updates. However, if you want to update manually, or check that you have the most recent version, you can do that too.
In Chrome, click the icon with the three horizontal lines in the upper-right corner. Go to Help>>About Google Chrome. The most updated version is 49.0.2623.108. If you don't have this version, Chrome will automatically find and install it.
Your Web browser is one of the biggest targets for hackers and an entryway into your computer. Find out what you can do to make your browser hacker-proof.