November 22, 2021 — Eric Swotinsky
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Chrome version 96 includes fixes for multiple serious vulnerabilities

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Google recently released Chrome version 96, the latest, most secure version of their highly popular web browser. This update introduces fixes for 25 security vulnerabilities, seven of which are considered to be high severity. Some have already been the cause of zero-day attacks.

The most dangerous Chrome vulnerabilities fixed by this release include memory exploits, in which the program fails to clear the pointer to a specific space in memory after it's been freed. IT admins are urged to update their systems as soon as possible, as these can lead to a complete system takeover.

As always, vulnerability fixes like these are only helpful once you've actually installed the latest patch. Acronis Cyber Protect's built-in patch management capabilities make it easy to keep Google and other critical software up to date.