Everything You Need to Know about Google & Microsoft’s Recent Vulnerabilities
There are two new and one existing critical vulnerabilities that we wanted to bring to your attention that will require your approval or your users’ immediate action to remediate:
- Google Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability.
- New 3rd and Continuing Microsoft Printer Vulnerabilities.
The Google Chrome zero-day vulnerability presents an immediate threat to Google Chrome users that should be addressed immediately using the instructions below:
- On your computer, open Chrome (if it has been open already, close it down and reopen it) and wait 5 minutes.
- At the top right, click More (or 3 dots).
- Click Update Google Chrome. Important: If you can’t find this button, you’re on the latest version.
- Click Relaunch.
This update will apply automatically if you receive 3rd party patch updates from TSI. If so, please advise all users to close all Chrome windows and re-open them to force the upgrade. If you do not receive 3rd party patches as part of your managed services plan, please refer to the instructions above.
The following vulnerability stems from the PrintNightmare vulnerability which Microsoft is still continuing to fix. They are strongly recommending that all print spoolers be temporarily disabled which we can do on your behalf as part of your managed service support plan.
In order to minimize the impact this may have on your team, please inform your team that your printers will be temporarily unavailable until a fix is available from Microsoft.