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Google has released an update for Chrome that corrects a security hole in the browser. The bug can allow remote code injection and hijack the mouse cursor to force clicks on malicious links on the web. The 67.0.3396.79 version of Chrome, which brings the solution to the problem, is already available on Windows, macOS and Linux and is treated with high priority. See how to update your browser in the following tutorial.

The vulnerability was discovered by independent researchers and reported to Google. The company decided to keep the mechanism that causes the error a secret to keep hackers away. There are still no reports that the flaw has been exploited by criminals. More information should only be released after users are protected, so it is important to apply the update as soon as possible.

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Vulnerability discovered in Chrome resolved with update Photo: Melissa Cruz / dnetc

Step 1. Access the Chrome main menu in the top right corner of the screen and find the About Google Chrome option in the Help item.

Access the About Google Chrome menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesAccess the About Google Chrome menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Access the About Google Chrome menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 2. The browser will inform you on the screen if an update is available. The download is done in the background, but the application of the package requires a manual reset of the program. Then, select Restart.

Get the update and restart to apply Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesGet the update and restart to apply Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Get the update and restart to apply Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 3. Back to the About Google Chrome screen, the browser informs you if the update was applied successfully.

Chrome version 67.0.3396.79 brings correction for security flaw Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesChrome version 67.0.3396.79 brings correction for security flaw Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Chrome version 67.0.3396.79 brings correction for security flaw Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

It is possible to obtain the corrected version of Chrome also through a new browser download on the official website.

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