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Google Chrome 101.0.4951.41
This update is recommended for all users and improves the security of Google Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux users.

What does it mean?!

Google Chrome has released a massive security update that fixes no less than 30 security vulnerabilities for Windows, Mac and Linux users.

Why would we need to update it?

Updates not only add new features and remove outdated ones, they also fix security holes and fix/remove bugs. Consistently updating your system helps protect your data as well as protect those who interact with your system.

Seven of these 30 vulnerabilities are rated high risk:
  • CVE-2022-1477: Security vulnerability use after free in Vulkan
  • CVE-2022-1478: Security vulnerability use after free in SwiftShader
  • CVE-2022-1479: Security vulnerability use after free in ANGLE
  • CVE-2022-1480: Security vulnerability use after free in Device API
  • CVE-2022-1481: Security vulnerability use after free in Sharing
  • CVE-2022-1482: Inappropriate implementation in WebGL
  • CVE-2022-1483: Heap buffer overflow in WebGPU

A full list of all the security updates included in this release can be found here.

What do I do now?

Before you update there are a few things you want to do to prepare:

  1. Make sure you have closed all open projects or reached a saving point.
  2. Plugin your computer to a power source. (This will ensure that your computer has enough power to complete the update.)

Now that you have prepared your computer for the update we can begin:
1. Open Google Chrome and click on the Vertical Ellipsis (⋮ ) located on the top right of the screen. This will open the Chrome Main Menu.
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2. Select Help in the menu and select About Google Chrome from the Help sub-menu.
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3. When selected a new window will open up, a message will appear with a spinning wheel that says Checking for the updates.
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4. When the pending update is found, it starts downloading the update automatically. After the download finishes you will need to close the Google Chrome browser and reopen in order to completely install the updates.
In About Chrome it will now state Google Chrome is up to date.
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5.  Your Google Chrome browser is now running the latest version.

Need assistance?

If you have any questions about the update on your computer you can schedule an appointment to address any concerns you may have about this update. Visit our team page to book an appointment with your primary Mac Technician here.

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