Category Archives: Google

Chrome 76.0.3809.100

Google released another version of Chrome a few days ago, and it includes fixes for four security vulnerabilities. The change log is mercifully brief, but there’s also not much there of interest. The announcement for Chrome 76.0.3809.100 gives credit to non-Google security researchers for discovering two of the vulnerabilities.

Check your version of Chrome by navigating its ‘three dot’ menu to Help > About Google Chrome. If an update is available, you can install it from there.

Chrome 76.0.3809.87 – 43 security fixes

On Tuesday, Google released another new version of Chrome: 76.0.3809.87. The announcement highlights sixteen vulnerabilities, discovered by security researchers not employed by Google, that are addressed in the new version. There are forty-three security fixes in all.

Google has chosen not to highlight any other changes in Chrome 76.0.3809.87, so if you want to know whether anything important changed, your only option is to read the thirteen thousand, five hundred and forty-three entries in the full change log. Good luck with that.

Chrome, uh, finds a way to keep itself updated, and fighting against that is a never-ending and ultimately pointless exercise. What you can do is check your version and thereby trigger an immediate update, by navigating Chrome’s ‘three vertical dots’ menu (at the top right) to Help > About Google Chrome. That way you don’t have to wait for Chrome to update itself, which happens “over the coming days/weeks” according to Google.

Chrome 75.0.3770.142

Two security fixes for Chrome were released earlier this week in the form of Chrome version 75.0.3770.142.

The change log for Chrome 75.0.3770.142 lists one hundred and twenty-eight changes in all, but other than the two fixes for security vulnerabilities, none of them are particularly interesting.

By default, Chrome will update itself in the days following a new release. You can encourage it by navigating its ‘three dot’ menu to Help > About Google Chrome, where an option to update will be shown if one is available.

Chrome 75.0.3770.90

The latest Chrome release features a fix for one security vulnerability. There are about forty-five actual changes listed in the full change log, none of which are particularly noteworthy.

There’s not much of interest in the release announcement for Chrome 75.0.3770.90, although it does point out that the vulnerability was discovered and reported by a non-Google researcher.

Unless you’ve gone to the trouble of disabling Google’s persistent automatic update processes, your installation of Chrome will likely update itself over the next few days.

You can check your version and trigger any pending updates by navigating Chrome’s menu (the ‘three-vertical-dots’ button at the top right) to Help > About Google Chrome.

Chrome 75.0.3770.80

A new version of Chrome includes fixes for forty-two security vulnerabilities.

The full log for Chrome 75.0.3770.80 lists over fourteen thousand changes, so good luck reading all that.

Google did not highlight any of the changes in the announcement for Chrome 75.0.3770.80, which only provides this somewhat cryptic message: “Watch out for upcoming Chrome and Chromium blog posts about new features and big efforts delivered in 75.”

Check your Chrome version by navigating its ‘three vertical dots’ menu icon (at the top right) to Help > About Google Chrome. If an update is available, it will be offered to you.

Chrome 74.0.3729.157

A new version of Chrome fixes a single security bug. Chrome 74.0.3729.157 was announced and made available on May 14, so it may have already found its way to your computer by way of Google’s rather insistent update mechanisms.

If you’re not sure which version of Chrome you’re running, click that little ‘three vertical dots’ menu button at the top right, and navigate to Help > About Google Chrome. Besides showing you the version of your current installation, this will usually prompt Chrome to check for available updates and offer to install a new version.

Chrome 74.0.3729.131

The latest Chrome browser, version 74.0.3729.131, includes fixes for a pair of security vulnerabilities. Fifty-four changes are listed in the full change log, of which about half are actual changes and not just bookkeeping.

As usual, you can let Chrome update itself on its own mysterious schedule, or trigger an update by navigating its ‘three dots’ menu to Help > About Google Chrome. There are other ways to obtain the latest version, but that’s the most straightforward.

Chrome 74.0.3729.108

According to the release announcement, Chrome 74.0.3729.108 fixes thirty-nine security vulnerabilities. The full change log lists almost fourteen thousand changes in all. Good luck absorbing all that information.

Chrome generally keeps itself up to date whether you want it to or not, which is arguably a good thing, given that a lot of malware makes its way onto computers via unpatched security holes in web browsers. You can check which version you’re currently running, and — if an update is available — trigger the update process by navigating Chrome’s ‘three dot’ menu to Help > About Google Chrome.

Chrome 73.0.3683.75

The release announcement for Chrome 73.0.3683.75 links to a list of sixty security issues which are fixed in the new version.

Many of the vulnerabilities addressed in Chrome 73.0.3683.75 were discovered by external security researchers, once again demonstrating the value of Google’s open attitude towards bug submissions.

Although Chrome usually updates itself within a few days of a new release, you can expedite this process by checking for available updates. Do that by navigating Chrome’s three-dot menu (by default at the top right), to Help > About Google Chrome. This will trigger an update, if one is available.

Chrome 72.0.3626.121

The latest Chrome browser release is version 72.0.3626.121, and it fixes a security vulnerability for which exploits have been observed ‘in the wild’. So this is an important update.

When I try to look at the full change log using the link provided by Google, I get a blank page. Not sure what’s going on there.

If you use Chrome, it’s almost certainly updating itself on Google’s somewhat mysterious schedule. But you can check your version and initiate an update by navigating its ‘three dot’ menu to Help > About Google Chrome.