Google plugs a critical zero-day vulnerability in Chrome

Posted on Friday, Jul 16 2021 @ 17:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
If you're using Chrome you'll want to update your browser as soon as possible as Google rolled out an update to fix a critical security vulnerability. It's a high severity type confusion bug (CVE-2021-30563) in the V8 JavaScript engine.

Google warns it's aware that this vulnerability is actively exploited by cybercriminals. Exact details will remain under wraps until enough users have had the opportunity to update Chrome.

In total, the Chrome 91.0.4472.164 release fixes eight security bugs, most of them have a high severity rating.

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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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