Chrome needs to be updated urgently

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Google has released an emergency update for the Chrome browser. The update fixes three security errors – including a loophole that is already actively exploited by cybercriminals.

Information about the attacks is not public, writes ZDNet. How hackers exploit the vulnerability in Chrome and how many people have been affected, the developers have not yet disclosed.

It is only known that large “holes” in the Google viewer were discovered last week, February 18. The first to be reported was Clement Lesin, Engineer of the Threat Analysis Group’s Internet Threat Analysis Division.

Errors were allegedly made in V8, the component of Chrome that is responsible for processing JavaScript code.

Vulnerabilities were fixed in the latest version of Chrome (80.0.3987.122) for Windows, Mac and Linux. Users are advised to install the patch as soon as possible. To verify that there is an update, open the settings and go to the About Google Chrome tab. On Chrome OS, iOS and Android, the patch has not yet been released.

This is the third zero-day vulnerability (which was previously unknown), discovered in Chrome over the past year. The first (CVE-2019-5786 in Chrome 72.0.3626.121) Google specialists eliminated in March 2019, the second (CVE-2019-13720 in Chrome 78.0.3904.8) in November of the same year.


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