Indian government warns about major Google Chrome security alert: What you need to know


Google Chrome has been hit by another zero-day vulnerability that has raised alarm bells among users and cyber experts. Even the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has issued its own alert which has been given a higher severity ranking. Zero-day issues are highlighted when these attacks are used to highlight the issue and people or companies are not aware of the severity of these attacks.

Google Chrome zero-day security warning: What CERT-In says

CERT-In's security bulletin states that several vulnerabilities have been reported in Google Chrome, which can be exploited by a remote attacker to compromise the targeted system.

“These vulnerabilities exist in Google Chrome due to a use-after-free error in the Views and Angle components; “Heap buffer overflow in WebAudio,” the security agency describes the problem.

Google Chrome versions affected by security warning

These Chrome versions running on Windows, macOS, and even Linux are affected by the zero-day security issue:

– Google Chrome versions before 124.0.6367.201/.202 for Windows and Mac

– Google Chrome versions before 124.0.6367.201 for Linux

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Google Chrome security warning: should users be concerned?

The Chrome update has already been released and it is essential that millions of devices are updated to the latest version of the web browser. To stay safe, users need to download the latest available software updates for Google Chrome, no matter what platform they are on. You can do this by going to the three-dot menu on Chrome – Settings – About – Update Chrome.

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