Google Chrome has security flaws, company warns

There's a flaw in Google Chrome's software that crooks are actively exploiting, so users should update the browser.

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Brian Shrader
, WRAL anchor/reporter

When one of the lead engineers at Google tweets, “Seriously, update your Chrome installs…like right this minute,” users of the internet browser need to take note.

Justin Schuh, a security and desktop engineer for Google Chrome, tweeted the warning Tuesday.

There's a flaw in the software that crooks are actively exploiting.

Google doesn't want to give them any ideas, so the company isn't saying much about the bug until more people have installed the update.

Chrome updates automatically for the most part, but just to make sure you're on the latest version, open Chrome and go to the menu.

Select “Help,” then “About Google Chrome” to see if you're up to date.

If you're on a Chromebook, restart the computer.

Google said there's another unpatched problem that could affect people still on Windows 7.

The company suggests upgrading to Windows 10.


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