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Google Chrome and Chromium Engine Critical Update:

Earlier last week, Google rolled out an update for its Chrome browser after a zero day exploit was found.  They did not reveal the technical specifics, but they did indicate that it was a  remote code execution exploit where attackers could gain access to your PC and any information you typed in the browser. 

In an interview with The Hacker News , the Chrome Security Team stated “Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix,” the Chrome security team notes. “We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.”

This should only affect Google Chrome browser users, and it is vital that you please update to the latest version which can be found here.

As indicated by Google’s statement, “We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed,” affected some Chromium browsers and platforms that rely on Google’s Chromium Engine. One such platform was Valve’s digital distribution gaming platform, Steam, whereupon the matchmaking servers were all updated to accommodate for the exploit. This made gaming online using Valve’s own servers useless on a global scale while they updated them.

Update: Valve has officially updated their Steam Client beta to have the Chromium Engine update. I urge any user on this gaming platform to switch immediately to Steam Client Beta for security purposes.

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