Chrome Security Vulnerability

March 08, 2019 at 11:49 AM


Chrome Security Vulnerability

Just recently, Google have reported a potential security vulnerability in their popular web browser, Chrome. In short, the vulnerability could allow attackers access to your local files on your device.

Fortunately, this vulnerability has been identified and can be squashed by installing the latest update for Chrome.

How to tell if your version of Chrome is up-to-date

 In order to check that you are covered, you will need to check the version of Chrome you have installed.

There are a couple of ways you can do this. The first way would be to open Chrome, click on the 3 dots in the top right-hand corner, and select help>about Chrome. Alternatively, just copy and paste the below address into your Chrome address bar and this will take you to the same page:



The minimum version that you need to be on is 72.0.3626.121, which was released in March 2019. If you have a version any lower that this then you will need to update. This is pretty straight forward, as Chrome should update automatically, and you will most likely see an option to relaunch Chrome.


If you run into any issues, can’t update, or just want to be on the safe side, then head over to the Chrome website (, download the latest version of Chrome and reinstall straight over the top of your current install. This will ensure you are updated to the latest version.

If you have any concerns or queries, please contact McDonalds IT on for assistance.

By Chris Walters

Category: Security


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