Google Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability

Published On: December 3, 2022Categories: Cyber Briefs

In today’s SensCy Cyber Alert, your SensCy team recommends Google Chrome Browser users to install the new Chrome Version 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 as version 108.0.5359.94/95 , and version 108.0.5359.94 for Mac, and Linux users. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-4262, concerns a type confusion bug in the V8 JavaScript engine.

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 ellipsis
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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