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Security Update:Google Releases a New Version of Chrome to Address 3 Highly Severe Vulnerabilities

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 17:55

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Macintosh, Windows and Linux Google Chrome Users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?
Google releases Chrome version 49.0.2623.87 to address 3 High vulnerabilities for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancement and affected software refer to Google’s Stable Channel Update at http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2016/03/stable-channel-update.html.


AFFECTED SYSTEMS

  • Chrome 49.0.2623.75 and below


WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
Exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to take control of your computer.


HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?
Update your software

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support or they do not support your computer, Chrome is setup by default to auto update; but if you disabled that function and you need to manually update refer to Update Chrome at https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95414?hl=en.


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