Billions of Google Chrome Users At Risk of New High-Level Hacks | Here’s What You Need To Do

Google Chrome users are currently at risk of new high-level attacks, according to the search engine giant. As a result, the technology developer issued a warning to a total of 2.65 billion users worldwide, claiming that they detected new harmful tactics in the browser.

Google has issued a high alert level warning to Chrome users for the third time. In addition, the company issued a new blog post describing the high-level and medium-level vulnerabilities.

Billions of Google Chrome Users At Risk of New High-Level Hacks | Here's What You Need To Do

On January 7, 2010, a woman in Beijing is photographed typing on the keyboard of her laptop computer. On January 14, China declared the Internet “open,” but defended restrictions that has spurred Web giant Google to threaten to leave the country, igniting a potential new problem in China-US ties. China employs a massive Web censorship system known as the “Great Firewall of China,” which filters content such as political opposition.

The tech behemoth disclosed five serious problems in its popular Chrome browser:

  • High – CVE-2021-37985 : Use after free in V8. Reported by Yangkang (@dnpushme) of 360 ATA on 2021-08-20
  • High – CVE-2021-37981 : Heap buffer overflow in Skia. Reported by Yangkang (@dnpushme) of 360 ATA on 2021-09-04
  • High – CVE-2021-37984 : Heap buffer overflow in PDFium. Reported by Antti Levomäki, Joonas Pihlaja and Christian Jalio from Forcepoint on 2021-09-27
  • High – CVE-2021-37982 : Use after free in Incognito. Reported by Weipeng Jiang (@Krace) from Codesafe Team of Legendsec at Qi’anxin Group on 2021-09-11
  • High – CVE-2021-37983 : Use after free in Dev Tools. Reported by Zhihua Yao of KunLun Lab on 2021-09-15

Billions of Google Chrome Users Now At Risk

Google’s security team uncovered five high-level browser problems, eight medium-level vulnerabilities, and two low-level concerns, according to the company’s official blog post.

Billions of Google Chrome Users At Risk of New High-Level Hacks | Here's What You Need To Do

In contrast, Forbes revealed in September that Chrome was also hit by UAF (Use-After-Free) exploits more than ten times. Aside from that, Google was also the victim of a zero-day UAF exploit during that time period.

Google is just one of the organizations being targeted by cybercriminals right now. Twitch hackers were recently claimed to have targeted the popular streaming network for hours.

An SMS routing company, on the other hand, was also hacked. According to experts, the hostile assault against Syniverse lasted five years.

How Can Chromes Users Protect Themselves?

Google chose to deploy a crucial update because Chrome users are experiencing significant browser problems. Chrome 95.0.4638.54 is expected to prevent and repair the aforementioned vulnerabilities in the company’s popular browser service.

To check for updates, navigate to Chrome’s Settings. Then, navigate to the Help area and select the “About Google Chrome” option. More information will be provided after you arrive.

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