Chrome 88 new stable version is rolling out for Windows, Mac, and Linux users, and the latest update brings along just one security fix, but it is supposed to be a critical one. While Chrome gets updated automatically in the background, it is best to check the latest update manually and ensure that it is downloaded as soon as you get it. Google says that it may take a few weeks for all users to get it, so keep checking for the update in the About Google Chrome section.
On its blog, Google details that Chrome stable channel has been updated to version 88.0.4324.150 for Windows, Mac, and Linux users. This update just brings one security fix and the details of this bug are kept guarded for now. This is because the bug is being actively exploited in the wild, making it more severe and important for users to switch to the latest update.
Even though we don't know much about the vulnerability, Google sounds enough alarm bells to assert that the update should be installed on each and every device out there. It must be important enough for the tech giant to roll out a separate update with just one bug fix. Chrome users can look for the latest 88.0.4324.150 update by going to Help > About Google Chrome after clicking on the three dots button from the top-right corner of the browser window.
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