72 Hours Remain To Update Or Remove Google Chrome

72 Hours Remain To Update Or Remove Google Chrome

May will go down as a month to forget for Google Chrome and its two billion+ desktop users: four zero-days and emergency update warnings within ten days created a tidal wave of nonstop headlines that were difficult to ignore.

Federal workers in the US have been advised by the government to apply the May emergency upgrades or stop using Chrome. They set deadlines of June 3 for applying the first update and June 6 for applying the second. As June 3 has arrived, you ought to have installed the initial update by now. This is a friendly reminder that you have the next 72 hours to make sure you have implemented the second update. Naturally, all updates made up until that time will be applied when you update your browser.

It would be wise for other firms to follow suit and require complete employee compliance. Individual users ought to follow suit. Google released emergency fixes in a hurry for a purpose.

It appears like June 3rd will be a big day for Chrome overall. That is not just the first update cutoff date set by the US government, but it also marks the beginning of Google’s removal of several Manifest V2 extensions as it prepares to launch Manifest V3.

While many developers and businesses would be impacted, the headlines have primarily highlighted how bad this will be for ad blockers, who will have to find a complicated solution to continue operating as they currently do. Readers of those headlines run the danger of wanting to put off updating their browser in order to avoid any problems with ad blockers; you really shouldn’t take this approach—the update is crucial.

Notwithstanding the embarrassing public relations stunt, Google deserves praise for the prompt and effective deployment and announcement of each of May’s emergency updates. However, user reactions to the Manifest V2 update will undoubtedly be conflicting. This is much more in line with the second significant internal shift, which is the deprecation of cookies. Users are informed that everything is being done for the right reasons, but they are unaware of how to put this into practice in the real world.