If you use Google’s Chrome browser on your Mac, update it right now

“Google has confirmed a recent update to Chrome was to patch a zero-day issue in the popular browser, an exploit that was actively used in attacks, and has recommended all Chrome users on Mac, Windows, and Linux update their installations as soon as possible,” Malcolm Owen writes for AppleInsider.

“A patch for Chrome shipped on March 1 consisting of a fix for a security flaw, identified as CVE-2019-5786,” Owen writes. “The update, which only fixed the issue without making other changes to the browser, brought Chrome on all three operating systems up to version 72.0.3626121.”

“While the security flaw affected all desktop versions of Chrome, it was especially a problem for Windows users, as it formed part of a more complex attack against Windows 7,” Owen writes. “Google Chrome for iOS is not affected by the security flaw.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Mac Chrome users, you know what to do (switch to Safari).


      1. I love Opera…I’ve been using for a number of years. Some features and speed, make Safari clunky by comparison.

        Chrome? No way. Except for search (no Duck, Duck can’t suffice), I’m divorced from Google.

      2. How about Vivaldi? It was developed by former Opera developers and has some unique features that other browsers don’t have yet. I haven’t used it in a while but I might get back to it as I first used it during beta stage and it would certainly be more developed now.

      1. I fully support your right to do ad you stated.

        Did you change you default search from Google fromwhich Apple has profited handsomely?

        As an informed user I assume you did, but isn’t Apple all about you not needing to know?

    1. Let’s not forget that they have an absolutely adorabke fox mascot! Don’t get me wrong, the other browsers are cool, but anything that is represented by a charming mascot gets my vote!

  1. Safari for me. Use Gohstery to kill all the apps.
    Firefox is also on my machine if I need an alternative.

    Chrome will never be on my Macs. Also don’t have it on my work PCs. Firefox for the most part and IE when needed.

  2. My tech person suggested Chrome. I said “NO!” I have used FF at times but use Safari generally. However, Opera’s code was able to show a hot button when Safari failed so I used O for that occasion.

  3. Google’s security engineers are working to fix the issue – which was reported on a blog post in early March – but it is unclear when that update will be rolled out to all Chrome users. The news broke as Chrome 50 was released to the public just a month ago.

    Security researchers uncovered a vulnerability known as the Bouncer vulnerability that could exploit this attack. According to a blog post by security researcher Brian Krebs in December, the attackers would attempt to exploit this flaw to insert malicious JavaScript code in certain user sessions.

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