All Chrome users are being urged to check their web browser with delay. Google has issued the alert after the discovery of some significant security flaws in its massively popular browser. These vulnerabilities have been described as being of high severity by experts, which is why the US tech company has scrambled to issue fixes to the problem fast.
Experts have warned that some of these security flaws are extremely dangerous, and could leave anyone who views the web via Chrome at risk of being attacked by cyber criminals.
So, if you use Chrome and do not want your data stolen by online crooks, Google has urged you to ensure that its software is fully up to date on your devices. The patch issued by Google today included fixes for eight vulnerabilities, of which seven were reported by external researchers, including the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre.
Mike Walters, VP of Vulnerability and Threat Research at Action1 noted that all of the vulnerabilities that were patched today were of “high severity”
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He said: “Four high severity vulnerabilities have been disclosed, including use after free bugs affecting Passwords, PDF, ANGLE, and WebProtect. The bug affecting the Manage Passwords ui controller appears to be the most dangerous.
“It hides the password leak detection dialog before displaying the account selector, which means that the password leak detection dialog shouldn’t be opened before you have selected your Google account.
“With the ‘use after free memory’ vulnerability, an attacker can gain access to the vulnerable password.”
It’s now vital that all users check their devices and make sure things are upgraded to the latest version.
Anyone using Windows will no longer have to worry about the issues once they have 111.0.5563.110/.111 installed, while Mac users will be safe after updating to 111.0.5563.110.
In a statement, Google noted that they would not reveal any details about the security flaws until it’s certain that the majority of users have upgraded their web browser, but it’s clearly serious so don’t delay in making sure your PC is up to date.
“Google has not mentioned any of these vulnerabilities being exploited in attacks. However, access to vulnerability details will be granted after most users update their Google Chrome. It is advised to take these vulnerabilities seriously and update your Chrome as soon as possible,” Walters added.
How to update your Chrome browser:
• On your computer, open Chrome.
• At the top right, click More .
• Click Help. About Google Chrome.
• Click Update Google Chrome. Important: If you can’t find this button, you’re on the latest version.
• Click Relaunch.
Post source: Express