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Google Chrome Users – Update your browser Immediately!

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The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team(CERT), which falls under the IT ministry, recently issued a warning for users of Google Chrome. Users must update their browsers as soon as possible. This is because there are severe vulnerabilities in the previous version.

It has been discovered that there are many vulnerabilities in Google Chrome that can be exploited by attackers. They can get access to the personal data of users and also track their locations and other activity. The attacker could also inject malware onto the system of the user. This might slow down the system and spread across various applications.

Acting on this issue, Google quickly released a new version which has fixed many of these vulnerabilities. Google said that the latest update consists of 22 security fixes.

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The Full Advisory by CERT

In its statement, CERT said, “Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Google chrome due to Type Confusion in V8; Use after free in web apps, UI, window manager, screen capture, file API, auto-fill and developer tools; Incorrect security UI in autofill; Heap buffer overflow in extensions, BFCache and ANGLE; Type Confusion in loader; Insufficient data validation in loader; Integer underflow in ANGLE and Insufficient validation of untrusted input in the new tab page.”

They further said, “A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by enticing a victim to visit a specially crafted web page. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system.”

How to install the update

To install the latest update, Chrome users will get an update option at the top right corner. After clicking on that, the browser will be updated in a few seconds. It will take a few seconds.

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