Google has issued an urgent update to plug a dangerous hole in its Chrome browser.
The flaw lets hackers ‘execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser’.
This means attackers could view your secret data or even edit and delete it.
Hackers are always looking to access sensitive information like bank details or some naughty nugget which allows them to blackmail people.
The alleged bug was discovered by the Centre for Internet Security, which wrote: ‘A vulnerability has been discovered in Google Chrome, which could allow for arbitrary code execution. Google Chrome is a web browser used to access the Internet.
‘Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the browser.
‘Depending on the privileges associated with the application, an attacker could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.’
Google has now issued a fix for the bug which will be rolled out for Mac, Linux and Windows which will be rolled out in the coming weeks.
To stay safe from bugs, you should avoid visiting websites which appear dodgy or untrustworthy and make sure you don’t click on hyperlinks unless you know where they are taking you.
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