If you are using the Chrome browser on your Windows, Mac or Linux machine, there is an important update that is out now for you to download. The update, version 53.0.2785.113 has several security improvements in it but most of what has been fixed has not been released by the Chromium team. As is often the case on these mid-stream releases (remember, they just released a big update last week), the team and their researchers found a significant security issue and they won’t release the details of it until a majority of users have updated to the build. Once that happens, all the gory details can be found on the Chromium Blog.
That said, there are five named fixes in the update, two of which were considered high priority.
Those fixes and their associated bounty paid by Google are below.