Google Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability

Published On: September 5, 2022Categories: Cyber Alerts

In today’s SensCy Cyber Alert, your SensCy team urges Google Chrome Browser users to install the new Chrome Version 105.0.5195.102 immediately. The new update was released by Google to address a high-severity zero-day vulnerability currently exploited by hackers. The update is currently available for Windows, Mac, and Linux users.

What is a zero-day vulnerability?

In cybersecurity, a zero-day vulnerability refers to a vulnerability in a system or device that has been disclosed but not yet patched. The vulnerability was discovered before  developers and security researchers were aware of it and could provide a patch/update.

Why are zero-day vulnerabilities dangerous?

Two main reasons: Cybercriminals can freely exploit these vulnerabilities by malware infections, potentially resulting in data loss for the victims. The systems are vulnerable for as long as the user does not update or install the patch issued by the vendor.

How to check for new updates:

For new Google Chrome updates, follow these steps:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome
  2. At the top right, click the three ellipses
  3. Click Help and then About Google Chrome
  4. Click Update Google Chrome

Important: If your Chrome browser is up-to-date, you will see a blue check mark and the words “Chrome is up to date.”

If you need additional assistance, use this Google Chrome link

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