News Internet & Security 46 46 people found this article helpful Homeland Security Warns Chrome Users to Update Browsers The update helps prevent hackers from taking over your system by Rob LeFebvre Senior News Editor Rob LeFebvre has been a freelance technology writer for 10 years and an educator for 20. His articles have appeared in 148Apps, Cult of Mac, Engadget, and many others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Rob LeFebvre Published February 24, 2020 Updated February 24, 2020 12:03PM EST Internet & Security Phones Internet & Security Computers Smart & Connected Life Home Theater Software & Apps Social Media Streaming Gaming View More Tweet Share Email Why This Matters Keeping your browser up to date is always a good idea, but perhaps even more so when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Infrastructure agency publishes a note about it. The vulnerabilities addressed by the update potentially allowed a bad actor to take over your system via the Chrome browser. Update now. Simon Steinberger / Pixabay The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has warned Chrome users to update their browsers on macOS, Linux, and Windows. What They Said: The note encourages users and system administrators to review the Chrome release notes (80.0.3987.116) and update the browser software right away. The Big Picture: Chances are your Chrome browser has updated itself. It's easy to check, though, via the More (three dot) menu in the upper right corner of the browser window, under the Help/About Google Chrome item. Check and Update Chrome to the Latest Version on Any Device Behind the Scenes: Google's release notes specify five security updates addressed by the update. The CISA announcement notes that one of them "addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system." The Bottom Line: Making sure your web browser is up to date is paramount to your own computer security; checking for updates and performing them in a timely manner is the best way to keep your system secure. Via: Inc Learn More About Browser Security Is Your Web Browser Maximized for Security? Is Your Web Browser Maximized for Security?