Google warns that Chrome users’ browser has been hacked

for: marley kayden, Nexstar Media Cable

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(NewsNation) — If you use Google Chrome as your Internet browser, be careful: your information could be compromised.

Google issued an alert warning billions of Chrome users that the browser has been successfully attacked by hackers and listed 30 security flaws, including seven deemed to have a “High” threat level.

The tech company will now release an update in the coming days to fix bugs affecting Windows, macOS, and Linux, according to the company’s statement.

It is not clear who hacked the company and whether the security of users was put at risk.

Google said the company is restricting further details of the hack “until most users are updated with a fix.”

“We will also keep the restrictions if the bug exists in a third-party library that other projects similarly depend on, but have not yet been fixed,” the company said.

Chrome users can manually update their browsers through the settings features, but the browsers will update automatically within a few days. To find the settings, click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the browser and scroll down.

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