Major Google Chrome Weakness Scam Alert

Google have issued a warning about a major bug in Google Chrome, the Worlds’ most popular internet browser used by more than 50% of all users. The bug allows hackers to read the contents of files on your PC, without you knowing! Google have rolled out a fix to this bug, but you need to update your Chrome browser to keep safe. According to Norton, 1 in 3 UK adults was the victim of cybercrime last year.


Tips and Advice

  • Update browser
  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Click on the 3 dots in the top right corner
  3. If it says “Update Google Chrome” then click on it
  4. Then “Relaunch”
  • Already safe? – If at stage 3 it doesn’t say “Update Google Chrome” then you are already running the latest version and you are safe
  • Contact – your bank or credit card company if you are worried about your financial details
  • ID Protection –  If you’re worried about identity fraud and would like to protect your identity contact CIFAS
  • Still Unsure? – Join Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisor’s will help you to stay safe
  • To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool


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