Google issues warning about Chrome security vulnerabilities


For those of you who don’t know, Google is working on a new development cycle for its browser, Chromium. He employed several researchers to test the latest update, that’s when he discovered 26 new vulnerabilities in the system. So, if you don’t update it to the latest version 97.0.4692.99 in the coming weeks, chances are you will be at risk of malicious attacks or data being stolen.

With over two billion people using Chrome in 2022, you can understand how everyone is on high alert mode right now. Among the 26 new vulnerabilities, 15 are high risk, while one is “extremely dangerous”. From the list of problems mentioned by Google, it seems that the main threat is Use-After-Free (UAF).

Google issues warning about Chrome security vulnerabilities

UAFs are popular among browser hijackers, using openings created when a program does not erase a specific pointer to memory. Basically, if the program neglects to free one of the memory allocations, the hacker can then use it to violate security protocols. Since many of us work on so many apps and programs on a daily basis, there are plenty of opportunities for UAFs to occur.

All it takes is for you to read the list of vulnerabilities mentioned by Google to see how many times “Use after free” is mentioned. Unfortunately, the most critical is Safe Browsing, which means it’s not as secure as it used to be. We recommend updating your Chrome browser as soon as possible.

To do this, you need to head into the settings and scroll down to the About Chrome side. It will show you the latest version and also update you at the same time. We also checked the Avast Secure browser we use as it is Chrome-based and the process is the same. So at least we know that we can write these articles safely without worrying about cybersecurity threats.

Google issues warning about Chrome security vulnerabilities

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