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How to Fix Google Chrome’s “Zero-Day Bug” Security Issue in 1 Minute

The Problem:

Google Blog posted a security fix for two high security issues on October 31, 2019.

Google noted they are aware of reports that “an export for CVE-2019-13720 (one of the security bugs mentioned in their post) exists in the wild.”


The 1-Minute Solution:

1. Copy this into your browser: chrome://settings/help

2. Ensure it says you’re running version Version 78.0.3904.87 (Official Build)

3. If not, hit “relaunch” and Chrome should go fetch and update your browser automatically*

*Note for all you tab hoarders: it should re-open all your windows and tabs, but bookmark anything you don’t want to lose just in case 😬.


More Details:

Because the bug presents a security risk – Google is locking down details and restricting links until the majority of users get the fix in place.

At this time, not a lot of detail outside of the urgent push for updating your Chrome Browser is known.

We suggest following these folks for the latest updates:

  • Davey Winder, Cyber-Security Contributor at Forbes, @happygeek
  • Justin Schuh, Principal Engineer & Director on Chrome Security & Desktop at Google Chrome , @justinschuh