If you are a Chrome browser user on Windows, Mac or Linux, there is another new update coming your way. The team announced on the Chrome Releases blog yesterday that build 47.0.2526.80, for those keeping score at home, has been released to the stable channel and that updates to your installed version of Chrome are rolling out. In all, there are 7 security fixes in this release, 2 of which were considered high priority. As has become the practice, Google is not releasing details of what exactly was addressed in the release just yet.
Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix. 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.
If you have Chrome installed on your PC, Mac or Linux device, the update will come to you via an OTA update. You can also force the issue by going into Settings>Advanced Settings and check for an update.
Chrome Update Also Updates Adobe Flash Player
As is usually the case, the update also contains an update to Adobe Flash Player for the browser. This update brings it up to version 188.8.131.52 and it too contains several fixes and performance improvements. As a reminder, there is
no separate download for Flash. It is baked into the update from Google for the browser.
The updates to Chrome, Chrome OS and Android around security restate Google’s commitment to keeping their products secure and their consumers protected. I have stated many times here and in public that the day a company quits updating a piece of software is the day you need to look for an alternative. The bad guys don’t stop so you shouldn’t either. Google is publishing updates to many of their platforms seemingly every few weeks now which is certainly a step in the right direction.