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Update Now! Google issues patches for high-severity threats to your Web browser

Update Now! Google issues patches for high-severity threats to your Web browser
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Microsoft's Update Tuesday for April was earlier this week, and Microsoft didn't disappoint with a respectable 13 updates. Not wanting to be left out, Google has released an update for Chrome that patches a massive 20 security flaws.

Two of the flaws are rated as "High" severity and could let a hacker launch attacks against your computer using a malicious Web page. Interestingly, eight of the flaws were discovered by independent security researchers and fetched "bug bounties" from Google of up to $7,500. How do you get the update?

Chrome updates automatically, so closing the browser and opening it again should do the trick. If you want to check that you have the latest version, or get the update manually, click the icon in the upper-right corner with the three horizontal lines.

Select Settings and then click "About" in the left column. Chrome will automatically check for an update and install it if there is one. The latest version number is 50.0.2661.75.

Keeping your browser updated is an important step in keeping hackers off your computer, but there are more steps you can take to make your browser hacker-proof. Click here to find out what they are.

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