Google Chrome Zero-Day Exploit
This Forbes article has all the up to date information on the zero-day vulnerability.
Earlier this month Google issued a warning on its official blog, revealing a new zero-day flaw on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Google is currently restricting information about the exploit to try and buy time for users to update their browser.
What makes this vulnerability more dangerous than others is that the number of users this can affect and it’s a zero-day flaw, meaning, the vulnerability is known to the threat actors before Google could fix it which makes every Chrome user vulnerable.
What You Can Do
Google has released an emergency update for Chrome and Edge to patch the vulnerability. Follow these steps to update your browser ASAP.
For Google Chrome:
- Open a Chrome browser and click the 3 dots in the upper right corner
- Click “Help”
- Click “About Chrome” this will open a new page and the update Version 99.0.4844.84 should begin automatically
- Once the update is complete click “refresh browser”
For Microsoft Edge:
- Open an Edge browser and click the 3 dots in the upper right corner
- Click “Help and Feedback”
- Click “About edge” this will open a new page and the update Version 99.0.1150.55 should begin automatically
- Once the update is complete restart your browser