There is an incredibly serious vulnerability in Google Chrome. Experts are pushing users to update the browser as soon as possible.
According to Forbes, “Within the space of just three short weeks, Google has patched no less than five potentially dangerous vulnerabilities in the Chrome web browser.”
They explain that these issues are what’s called a zero-day. This means that Google can begin to alleviate the issue once it’s caught. However, the hackers are already ahead of Google.
“Google has released Chrome version 86.0.4240.198 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses CVE-2020-16013 and CVE-2020-16017. An attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. These vulnerabilities have been detected in exploits in the wild.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the following resources and apply the necessary updates.
Google Chrome Release
Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) Advisory 2020-154“Source: CISA
If you use Google Chrome, be sure to update the browser as soon as you’re able to. This security vulnerability is to be taken seriously.
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