Google Confirms Chrome Having Four Serious Security Threats
- 11 Oct 2021
For the second time in the last few weeks, Chrome seems to be having serious security issues. Google has admitted to experiencing several high-alert hacks of Chrome, so the company has published a blog post. In it, Google provided some information on four of these vulnerabilities and who they have been reported by.
It is common for Google not to reveal too many details regarding these hacks so that users have enough time to upgrade their devices. The descriptions of hacks are too vague, but it’s obvious that Chrome experiences the same time of exploits, which are referred to as Use-After-Free or UAF. The same type of attacks took place in September, so they have definitely found a weak spot in the system.
Also, Google mentioned exploits of Heap buffer overflow, which is the type of vulnerability that affects memory. This has not been the focus of hackers for a while now, so it’s interesting to see this problem on the list. When a system experiences an overflow, there is a possibility that critical data structures are overwritten and thus it’s easier for hackers to attack.
To deal with these problems, Google released an update, but the company noted that not everyone will be able to implement this update immediately. You can see if your device is protected by going to Settings, then Help, and About Google Chrome. There you can see the version of Chrome and if you see the number 94.0.4606.81 or higher, your browser is safe to use. If not, you should wait for the new version and install it once it becomes available. It is also important to restart your computer for the changes to be accepted.
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