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Top Story: Urgent Chrome fixes for Windows and Mac to update now

Top Story: Urgent Chrome fixes for Windows and Mac to update now
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If you use Windows or Macs, Google wants you to immediately fix five serious security flaws that cybersecurity researchers have discovered. You need to patch these holes right now. Note: Keep reading to find out how.

Two of these vulnerabilities are rated as "high severity." One of the holes lets hackers remotely access your computer by bypassing the Same Origin Policy.

Another high-severity security gap lets hackers remotely access your computer with their own website. This vulnerability is described as a "same origin bypass in Blink V8 bindings." V8 refers to a JavaScript engine created by the Chromium Project.

The other security vulnerabilities include one that allows hackers to remotely cause a DDoS, or Denial of Service attack.

Here's what you need to do:

Google Chrome can be set to automatically update with new versions that include the most recent security patches.

If you're using a computer: Just close and reopen your Chrome browser. Or, Click the Chrome menu that looks like three horizontal lines on the far upper-right hand corner of the screen >> Update Google Chrome >> Relaunch. Note: If you don't see Update Google Chrome, don't worry. That means you have the most updated version.

If you're using an Android device, to make sure you have the newest version of Chrome: Open your Play Store app >> Tap the three-horizontal-line menu in the upper left-hand corner >> My Apps & Games. If you don't see Updates, you're set. If do see Updates >> Look for the Chrome logo (see multi-colored image above) >> tap logo to install update.

If you're using an iPhone or iPad: Open App Store >> tap Updates at the bottom of the page >> look for Chrome under Pending Updates. If it's not there, you're all set. If you see Chrome under Pending Updates >> tap Update (you may need to type in your Apple ID).

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