Security updates for Google Chrome and Firefox

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Two popular web browsers have been updated to fix a number of security vulnerabilities which, if exploited, could be used by hackers to run malicious code on your computers.

Users of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are advised to update their systems as soon as possible, as in the past hackers have shown themselves to be no slowcoaches when it comes to exploiting recently revealed security holes.

The most serious of the Firefox bugs is described as “critical”, whereas Google has chosen to rate the most serious of Chrome’s two flaws as “high severity”.

Fortunately updating both browsers is not that complicated. Google pushes out updates to its Chrome browser via a silent/automatic update mechanism, and Firefox users need only choose Help/Check for Updates if they are not automatically reminded about the upgrade’s availability.

Whichever web browser you use it’s really important that you keep it up-to-date and in tip-top condition. The number of web-based attacks we are seeing…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.