Google Chrome, being the most used worldwide with 2.65 Billion users and also dominates the web browser market is a huge achievement, however, that also makes it a prime target for hackers. Being it fourth urgent upgrade warning in just two months, Google has issue warning to users during it’s .
Google stated vulnerabilities and seven “high” rated security threats in Chrome that affect Chrome users on all major operating systems such as Windows, MacOS, and Linux.This was made clear in its .
Google has barely revealed these flaws at present. This is standard practice because the company tries to limit information to prevent these vulnerabilities from spreading to hackers and buy time for users to protect themselves.
Hence this is all Chrome users need to know now:
High — CVE-2021-30598: Type Confusion in V8. Reported by Manfred Paul
High — CVE-2021-30599: Type Confusion in V8. Reported by Manfred Paul
High — CVE-2021-30600: Use after free in Printing. Reported by 360 Alpha Lab
High — CVE-2021-30601: Use after free in Extensions API. Reported by 360 Alpha Lab
High — CVE-2021-30602: Use after free in WebRTC. Reported by Cisco Talos
High — CVE-2021-30603: Race in WebAudio. Reported by Google Project Zero
High — CVE-2021-30604: Use after free in ANGLE. Reported by SecunologyLab
“WebRTC” (Web Real-Time Communications) is a technology that allows you to transfer audio and video streaming data between your browser and mobile applications. “ANGLE” (Almost Basic Graphics Layer Engine) is an abstraction layer of Google’s open source, cross-platform graphics engine. On the other hand, Printing and Extension.
Historically, all of these have been used by hackers to execute code to control the target’s computer. Chrome’s latest zero-day hack (a hacker known to exploit vulnerabilities, which allows Google to patch from Google) was a flaw in V8.
If your browser version on Linux, macOS, and Windows shows as 92.0.4515.159 or higher, you’re safe. Otherwise, the “About” screen should ask you to update and restart your browser. You must do this immediately. To combat these new threats, all Chrome users should navigate to Settings > Help > About Google Chrome.
Since most security fixes are released by Google within a few days of their discovery, most of the time, the effectiveness of their fixes is still dependent on the users who have already updated their browsers. This is high credit to Google.
Chrome is a great browser, but it is also prone to getting attacked regularly. This is why it is important to keep it up-to-date.
If you find a new issue, you can let Google know by .
The is also a great place to reach out for help or learn about common issues.