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Photo: monticello (Shutterstock) Attention, internet: The new update to Google Chrome is out. Chrome 96 (full name 96.0.4664.45—catchy) is rolling out to all of our Google browsers this week. With it, we get some cool new features and, more importantly, essential security patches. That means if you don’t update, you could be putting your digital security at risk. Critical security patches The only reason you need to update to Chrome 96 is this one: the new version includes patches for 25 identified security vulnerabilities. While the risk profile of most of them tops out at “low” or “medium,” Google has highlighted seven as “high” risk, including: High CVE-2021-38007: Type Confusion in V8. Reported by Polaris Feng and SGFvamll at Singular Security Lab on 2021-09-29 High CVE-2021-38008: Use after free in media. Reported by Marcin Towalski of Cisco Talos on 2021-10-26 High CVE-2021-38009: Inappropriate implementation in cache. Reported by Luan Herrera (@lbherrera_) on 2021-10-16 High CVE-2021-38006: Use after free in storage foundation. Reported by Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero on 2021-08-17 High CVE-2021-38005: Use after free in loader. Reported by Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero on 2021-08-18 High CVE-2021-38010: Inappropriate implementation in service workers. Reported by Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero on 2021-10-2 High CVE-2021-38011: Use after free in storage foundation. Reported by Sergei Glazunov of Google Project Zero on 2021-11-09 Whether you can decode all of that or not, the only way to protect yourself from these security vulnerabilities is to update your browser ASAP. Dark […]