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Offline ssfc72

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2020/04/18/google-chrome-81-critical-security-exploit-upgrade-warning-update-chrome-browser/#15d616f66bde

The Chrome browser has a remote code execution flaw and needs to be updated right away.  The flaw would allow a "crook can run code on your computer remotely, without warning, even if they’re on the other side of the world"

This affects Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux.
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Re: Google Chrome users need to update their Chrome browser immediately
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2020, 07:41:14 pm »
Thanks for sharing, ssfc.

I thought the only way, apart from downloading and reinstalling the latest version, was to wait for the browser to update on its own. Good know though I don't use the Google Chrome browser anymore. It's based on Chromium code which is also used is in Edge, Opera and Brave, to name a few but the blog post looks like it applies specifically to Chrome.

I wonder how many in the group use Google Chrome. I know that I don't, you don't and Fox doesn't. Not sure what Buster uses. But judging by its popularity, you'd expect there must be several people in the group that must use it. Unless us computer geeks follow a different trend. :)
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Re: Google Chrome users need to update their Chrome browser immediately
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2020, 08:24:40 pm »
I occasionally use Chrome. It's on my computer. It's also on my Samsung phone.
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Re: Google Chrome users need to update their Chrome browser immediately
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2020, 01:58:02 am »
I forgot about phones. I don't think the security issue would be in the Android app of the same name. Apps on phones aren't developed the same way as desktop applications, i.e. they're not the same programs. But if there is a security issue, you'd probably have to wait until the company that makes the phone releases an OS update since it's likely built into the OS. Probably a good idea to use a different browser on your phone, just to be safe. There is Firefox, Opera, Brave, and others.
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