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Fix Now: Google's high-severity security flaws

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Fix Now: Google's high-severity security flaws
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When it comes to your online security, this hasn't been a great few weeks to be a Google user. Especially if you use the world's most popular web browser.

Just days ago, Google issued fixes for 42 security flaws on its Chrome browser. Some of these could let hackers remotely take over your Windows computers and Macs.

Now, you need to know about 15 more security vulnerabilities, including two high-severity flaws. One is a cross-origin bypass in the Blink web browser engine and the other is a cross-origin bypass in Extensions.

ICYMI: Two previous Chrome security fixes from the past few weeks

  1. Alert! 9 security flaws in Chrome - Get the patch now
  2. Urgent Chrome fixes for Windows and Mac to update now

Here's what you need to do

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 one is Version 51.0.2704.79 m.

If you don't see that, your version is not up-to-date. If that's the case, Chrome will prompt you to relaunch it. When it finishes relaunching, you will have the current version.

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