Sunday, 26 May, 2019

Google urges users to download and install the latest Chrome update ASAP

Google Patches Zero-Day Flaw in Chrome Under Active Attacks Patch immediately: Chrome zero-day flaw is being attacked now
Emmett Howard | 08 March, 2019, 08:52

As ZDNet notes, the vulnerability is "a memory management error in Google Chrome's FileReader-a web API included in all major browsers that lets web apps read the contents of files stored on the user's computer". So, follow Google's advice and update your Chrome installs to 72.0.3626.121 version right now!

Google has warned owners of Windows and Mac computers have been told to urgently update their Chrome internet browser, after learning that hackers may have exploiting a mystery bug that has existed since its launch.

All Chrome users have been advised to use the browser's built-in update tool to update Chrome to the latest update in order to avoid future issues with the bug. The vulnerability identified by Google allows malicious code to leave Chrome's security environment and run commands on the underlying OS.

"The vulnerability is a NULL pointer dereference in win32k!MNGetpItemFromIndex when NtUserMNDragOver () system call is called under specific circumstances", he added.

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Further tech, such as being able to use your smartphone as the key and numerous connected services, are also part of the list. It is expected to take on the Tesla Model 3 when it launched and the auto is started to have a price of around £50,000.

Google's Chrome team was reserved in providing details, saying in a blog post dated March 1 but updated today that "access to bug details and links may be kept restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix...." If you don't see this button, you're on the latest version.

Google also alerted users to another exploit affecting the Windows operating system. The company's original changelog was intentionally missing any information about the vulnerability as the company was waiting for the users to apply the update.

Justin Schuh, engineering director on Google Chrome for desktop, explains that in the case of plugin components, Chrome can renew them separately and that would be all.

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