Google has released security updates for Chrome version 92.0.4515.107 for Windows, Mac and Linux. This update includes 35 security fixes.
What Should You Do?
To avoid vulnerabilities, we recommend that all Chrome users download and install the patch as soon as possible. The Google Chrome release note contains a complete list of this update’s changes.
Why Are Security Updates Important?
At first glance, that word may not sound like a big deal, and often users will click the button to do the “update later”. However, telling the device or software to update later is all it takes for a hacker to gain access to that device as well as the network it is on.
Business devices and business software are the most vulnerable to this due to the extensive network that they are all interconnected on.
What Are the Consequences of Not Pushing Security Updates?
Every year, malware causes major damage worldwide. The main reason? Users don’t install critical software or operating system updates. This allows malware to exploit loopholes that exist in every software ever developed. Vulnerabilities can be exploited within hours of them becoming publicly known. Therefore, once a security update is available, you should plan to install the fix immediately to protect your system from malware attacks.
Too busy to keep up with regular security updates and patching requirements? Verity IT can help by ensuring all your software programs are updated and security patches released by your software vendors are applied as soon as they are available!
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