American multinational technology company, Google has asked Chrome users to update to a new version.
Investors King gathered that this announcement is following the confirmation of a software flaw that hackers are using to launch attacks on unsuspecting users.
Google, in an update announcement published on 14th February, noted that “Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2022-0609 exists in the wild.”
According to Google, the bugs are rated as a “high priority” vulnerability that could enable an attacker to run code on a targeted computer. Also, six additional vulnerabilities fixed in the update were marked as “high” priority, while one was marked as “medium”.
Google also noted that many of its security bugs are usually detected using AddressSanitizer, MemorySanitizer, UndefinedBehaviorSanitizer, Control Flow Integrity and libFu. The company, via its website, further stated that access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix.
While revealing that the update to Chrome version 98.0.4758.102 is free, Google assured that the update includes stability and performance improvements.
“The Stable channel has been updated to 98.0.4758.102 for Windows, Mac and Linux which will roll out over the coming days/weeks. Extended stable channel has also been updated to 98.0.4758.102 for Windows and Mac which will roll out over the coming days/weeks”, Google added.
According to The US Sun, Chrome users can update the version by following these steps:
- Open the Google Chrome browser and click the More icon (three vertical dots) in the top right.
- Click Update Google Chrome, or if that option isn’t there, it means you’re already using the latest version.
- Once you’ve updated, click Relaunch.
- The browser will save your open tabs and windows and re-open them when it restarts.
- You can also restart your browser later on by clicking Not Now.
- This will cause the update to be applied the next time you restart your browser.
- The More icon will be coloured (1) green if an update has been available for two days, (2) orange if an update has been available for four days, or (3) red if an update has been available for seven days.
Chrome, used by an estimated 3.2 billion users is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows, built with free software components from Apple WebKit and Mozilla Firefox. It was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android, where it is the default browser.
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Fintech Company, Grey, Unveils New Look to Support its Global Expansion Strategy
Grey, a leading cross-border fintech company, has embarked on a significant global brand rebranding initiative, revealing a fresh logo and website design.
This strategic move aligns with the company’s dynamic plans to expand its footprint in the global market.
The company’s transformation was unveiled on its social media platforms on Monday, November 27, 2023. Grey aims to leverage this fresh identity to reach a broader audience and solidify its international presence. The updated brand assets visually represent Grey’s commitment to innovation, excellence, and global connectivity.
The rebranding initiative follows closely on the heels of Grey celebrating a milestone achievement of surpassing 500,000 users. The company’s rapid growth and expanding user base have spurred this bold step towards rebranding, symbolizing success and underlining its dedication to remaining at the forefront of global fintech innovation. Furthermore, the previous logo was not usable in some foreign markets due to trademark conflicts with another company.
Idee Obong, The CEO and founder of Grey, shared insights into the rationale behind the rebranding, stating, “As we chart our course toward serving a global audience, we recognized the need for trademarks and related processes. We identified similarities with existing marks during this evaluation, prompting a deliberate rebrand. The new logo and website signify our forward trajectory, emphasizing global connectivity and our commitment to creating a more interconnected world. Our focus remains on being people-centric and cultivating a lasting community.”
Grey’s brand evolution is occurring at a crucial juncture for the fintech industry, which is positioned for significant opportunities despite recent economic uncertainties. The fintech sector has faced challenges in the past year; notwithstanding, Grey has rapidly scaled, adeptly responding to the heightened demand for its services.
The company has also established key partnerships across both B2B and B2C sectors across Africa over the past months, solidifying its reputation as a trusted and reliable cross-border payments company.
Femi Aghedo, Co-founder of Grey, emphasized the strategic timing of the brand evolution, stating, “The timing simply felt right to evolve our brand. Our growth and evolution as a business needed to be reflected tangibly. We are dedicated to ongoing innovation, adapting our services to meet the dynamic needs of our customers. Our core mission is to provide seamless and secure cross-border payment solutions, empowering businesses and individuals in the global economy. We eagerly anticipate the future of fintech and the opportunities it presents for us to impact the industry positively.”
Furthermore, customers can expect a more innovative and interconnected user experience when engaging on their platforms. As Grey ventures into this exciting new chapter, the team remains committed to providing cutting-edge and secure cross-border payment solutions, fostering global connectivity, and contributing to the evolving landscape of the fintech industry.
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