One of the most popular web browsers, Google Chrome, has issued a warning for its users regarding a new ‘zero day’ exploit. Sergei Glazunov, Google’s specialist Project Zero Security Team, reported this threat is out in the wild and being used to compromise computers.
The brief description provided is the vulnerability (recorded as CVE-2021-30551) is ‘Confusion in V8.’ The company confirmed this threat on its official blog, stating, “Google is aware that an exploit for CVE-2021-30551 exists in the wild.” As per Google’s policy, further details have been kept under wraps till they have a fix.
To combat the threat, users are recommended to go to Settings > Help > About Google Chrome. If you have previously updated your browser version on Linux, macOS, and Windows as 91.0.4472.101 or higher, you are safe. If not, check for updates manually and restart your browser after the update is complete.
This is Chrome’s seventh zero-day vulnerability since the turn of this year. The latest version of Chrome presents ten security snatches, seven listed as ‘High’ threats, and one as ‘Critical.’
Despite Google being quick in tackling such threats, the trust factor amongst its users is dwindling. It is crucial to ensure that your browser and operating security system are both up-to-date to be as safe as possible.
A new group of hackers known as ‘PuzzleMaker’ has hacked both Windows and Chrome this month, creating a high possibility of similar threats in the near future.
Source: ITP Net
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