Update Your Browser Right Now! Chrome Zero-day Under Active Attacks!

Update Your Browser Right Now! Chrome Zero-day Under Active Attacks!

If you are reading this, there is a good chance you are doing so on a Chrome browser, based on the available market share data.

It asked chrome users to update the browser immediately.

If Google Chrome is bugging you to update it right now, please stop what you're doing, and get that upgrade. In some cases, the Chrome update will download automatically.

The latest version fixes a security vulnerability (CVE-2019-5786) that can be potentially exploited by malicious webpages to hijack the software, and run spyware, ransomware, and other nasties on your device or machine.

Today's blog post provides these much-needed details, with the company revealing the existence of the Windows 7 zero-day, which attackers were using together with the Chrome zero-day in coordinated attacks.

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Google has disclosed that a recent update to its Chrome browser includes security measures to protect against a zero-day exploit.

"Google is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2019-5786 exists in the wild", the web giant said. From there, you will be able to see your version number. If the update hasn't already rolled out to you, you should manually check for it. So, follow Google's advice and update your Chrome installs to 72.0.3626.121 version right now!

The Chrome team also released a statement noting that details about the bug would be "restricted until a majority of users are updated with a fix".

"Despite Google's security program and despite their active collaboration with leading security researchers through generous bug bounty programs, it still suffers from memory corruption attacks related to the use of C and Cpp", Biehn explained. As of this writing, the latest Stable build is 72.0.3636.121.

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