Google Warns Billions Of Chrome Users Of Security Attack, Issues Emergency Update.

Google Warns Billions Of Chrome Users Of Security Attack, Issues Emergency Update.
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    Software global giant Google has issued an emergency security update for all Chrome users as it confirms that attackers are already exploiting a high severity zero-day vulnerability.

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    Therefore, all Chrome users are therefore advised to ensure their browsers are updated as a matter of urgency.

    The emergency update to version 99.0.4844.84 of Chrome is highly unusual in that it addresses just a single security vulnerability. A fact that only goes to emphasize how serious this one is.

    The company said it “…is aware that an exploit for CVE-2022-1096 exists in the wild,” implying that every Chrome user is vulnerable.

    Zero-day is the most dangerous form of attack because it means the vulnerability is known to hackers before Google could address and fix it.

    Google says it is currently restricting information about the exploit to buy time for Chrome users to upgrade. The company has thus far revealed that the threat level is “High”, and that it knew about it through an anonymous tip-off.

    In response, Google announced an emergency update for Chrome (99.0.4844.84) “for Windows, Mac and Linux which will roll out over the coming days/weeks”.

    “Access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix,” the tech company said.

    “We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed.”

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