Microsoft has recently released an update for Microsoft Edge, the latest update fixes a severe security vulnerability that might enable skilled attackers to run arbitrary code. This is a critical fix since hackers are actively using the exploit to target unprotected users.
The vulnerability recorded as CVE-2022-2294 was apparently a defect in the Chromium project, which is the open-source code upon which Google Chrome is developed. As Microsoft employs the same open-source code for the Edge browser, issues that appear in Chromium also appear in Chromium-based browsers. Google previously fixed the same flaw in Chrome but held the specifics under wraps to give others time to implement identical changes.
Microsoft has strongly advised users to update their browsers as soon as possible. There’s a risk the bug has already affected multiple computers. Without the upgrade, hackers may allegedly take complete control of their systems.
How to update Microsoft Edge?
The update is most likely done automatically, but to be cautious, users can launch the Microsoft Edge application and look for three dots in the upper-right corner. When you click on it, a list of options appears. Here, select Help and feedback, then About Microsoft Edge. If the update is not downloaded automatically, users can do it manually from here.
Edge will need to restart after the download is concluded to finish the installation. Click Restart or shut and reopen Edge manually. It is best to leave automatic updates enabled for browsers, including Microsoft Edge. In this manner, the most recent updates, which are generally security-related, will be downloaded to your systems right away.