Hey there, my tech-loving friends! It’s your favorite funny guy, Nuked, here to bring you some important news about the latest software updates. Brace yourselves because Chrome, Firefox, Brave, and Edge have just released some critical security patches that you need to get your hands on ASAP!
According to the reliable folks over at Stack Diary, these patches are addressing a major vulnerability that could potentially allow attackers to access or run malicious code on your computer. And guess what? They’ve even confirmed that this vulnerability has already been actively exploited in the wild. Yikes!
NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has classified this vulnerability as severe. So, you can imagine just how crucial it is for you to update your browsers and stay protected.
Now, let’s talk specifics. Here are the software version numbers that contain the fix:
- Google: Chrome version 116.0.5846.187 (Mac / Linux); Chrome version 116.0.5845.187/.188 (Windows)
- Mozilla: Firefox 117.0.1; Firefox ESR 102.15.1; Firefox ESR 115.2.1; Thunderbird 102.15.1; Thunderbird 115.2.2
- Microsoft: Edge version 116.0.1938.81
- Brave: Brave Browser version 1.57.64
But wait, there’s more! Stack Diary has also mentioned that other applications are affected by this vulnerability as well. Electron-based apps like Signal and Honeyview have already released their own patches for this issue.
And it doesn’t stop there! Affinity, Gimp, LibreOffice, Telegram, many Android applications, and even those “cross-platform apps built with Flutter” are also among the affected ones. So, if you’re using any of these apps, make sure to keep an eye out for their updates too!
Oh, and before I forget, Apple has also joined the party by releasing a security patch this week. It seems to be addressing a similar issue, although it’s referred to with a different issue number on the NIST site. Better safe than sorry, right?
So there you have it, my tech-savvy pals. Make sure to update everything and stay protected from any potential security threats. Remember, technology is awesome, but it’s even better when it’s safe and secure!
That’s all for now, folks! Stay tuned for more exciting tech news and hilarious antics from yours truly, Nuked.