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Google Chrome rolls out new update with fix for critical security bug, users should download it immediately



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If you use Google Chrome, you should update your app immediately. Google confirms that its browser has a high-risk zero-day vulnerability that hackers are already exploiting. So, Google releases the new version as an emergency update hinting that this security issue in the browser is serious.

That means that your data and device on which the Chrome browser is running. It will be prone to hacking as long as you do not install the new update. Thatswhy Google releases the new version as an emergency update hints that this security issue in the browser is serious.

“A vulnerability has been reported in Google Chrome, which will allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system,” warned CERT-In in its advisory. What’s worrying is that the vulnerability is already exploited by hackers and Google Chrome users are highly recommended to update immediately.

Google rolls out Chrome version 99.0.4844.84 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It urges users to update their browsers as soon as possible. Since the vulnerability exists in the Chromium engine, it also affects the Microsoft Edge browser. Microsoft confirms that the vulnerability exists in Edge. So, it rolls out a fix to ensure protection against any potential exploits.

The Microsoft Edge browser running version 99.0.1150.55 or higher is no longer vulnerable to the CVE-2022-1096 vulnerability, but if you have a version lower than this, you need to take this matter with a little seriousness and update your browser.

What is CVE-2022-1096 vulnerability?

CVE-2022-1096 is a “Type Confusion in V8.” This simply refers to the JavaScript engine in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge, both of which are Chromium-based browsers. This zero-day vulnerability resides in Chrome’s JavaScript engine and exploits are already underway by hackers to inject malicious code into the browser.

Google will not reveal any more information about this vulnerability until a large chunk of Chrome users have downloaded the fix.

How to update Google Chrome?

It is very simple. Go to the Chrome menu by clicking on the three dots in the top right corner. Now head to Help. Click on “About Google Chrome”. Your browser will automatically begin checking for a new update. When it finds one, the download will also start automatically. When you download and install the new update. Chrome will ask you to relaunch the browser for the changes to come into effect.

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