Google fixes a zero-day in Chrome V8 engine

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 03 2020 @ 11:29 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google Chrome users better install the latest 86.0.4240.183 version quick as the search giant plugged a dangerous vulnerability (CVE-2020-16009) in its V8 JavaScript engine. The vulnerability is actively exploited in the wild and is the second zero-day in two weeks.
In typical Google fashion, details about the zero-day and the group exploiting the bug have not been made public — as a way to allow Chrome users more time to install the updates and prevent other threat actors from developing their own exploits for the same zero-day.
In total, the Chrome update fixes ten security vulnerabilities.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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